The UPLift with Tzedek: Real Talk for Real Change

Culture Shift: Collaborative Community Building at La Milpa

July 17, 2023 Geny Hernández López & Angeli Sosa Season 1 Episode 6
The UPLift with Tzedek: Real Talk for Real Change
Culture Shift: Collaborative Community Building at La Milpa
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Ready to kickstart change? Then buckle up! Get inspired by Colaborativa La Milpa’s Director Geny Hernández López and Operations & Finance Coordinator Angeli Sosa as we explore a powerful model of grassroots activism centering WNC immigrant lives, rights, and communities.

For over 20 years, Latinx immigrant leaders in the Emma neighborhood of Asheville have led grassroots efforts rooted in mutual aid, community defense, and cultural preservation. These initiatives culminated in a robust network of organizations, including Nuestro Centro (now Raíces Emma - Erwin), CIMA- Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Accion, PODER Emma, and Ma hñäkihu: Indigenous Language Preservation. In 2018, these organizations converged to form the Colaborativa La Milpa family based on a shared vision for greater cooperation and sustainability through organized, collective response. We’re talking less bureaucracy, more direct action.

Listen in to learn more about how La Milpa’s stronger together philosophy embraces and embodies collective response as the catalyst for skyrocketing collective impact and ultimately sparking transformational social change.


We'll see you same time, same place next month. Until then, peace.

Collaborative Community Building at La Milpa
Trust and Support for Mothers and Childcare
Building Bridges
Overcoming Oppression Through Community Collaboration
Community Involvement and Cultural Events