As originally published on our sister site Xicana Chronicles on 09.30.14.

Susana Almanza, Co-Director of PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources) based in East Austin ( shares why the Alma de Mujer Center for Social Change is a sacred and important space for women of color and the greater Texas community. For more information about Alma de Mujer, please visit:

NOTE:  Susana Almanza is currently running in an historic for City Council (District 3) in Austin, Texas.  She is the first Mexican American and Xicana from East Austin  to run for City Council!  Support her campaign or learn more at:


Video By: Erika Gonzalez