Movement Mujeres Fellowship Application

2018 marked a historic year for women in politics with records in participation and inclusion, and Movement Mujeres is working to keep the momentum going strong in 2019 with their fellowship program working to empower Texan women of color in political activism.

By Blair Fielder

Photo courtesy of the Movement Mujeres.

Photo courtesy of the Movement Mujeres.

Texas is poised for change and the women who participate in this fellowship will be the drivers of that change ensuring a better future for working class women across the state
— Cristina Tzintzún, executive director of Jolt and co-founder of Movement Mujeres.
Wendy Davis courtesy of Alison Narro.

Wendy Davis courtesy of Alison Narro.

Cristina Tzintzún and Wendy Davis’s new project called Movement Mujeres is working “to disrupt the current hierarchies and male-dominated structures in government, policy and the nonprofit sector in one of the most populous states in the country,” according to their spokesperson. The application is open to those who identify as women of color between the ages of 21 and 35 who are seeking to invest in the long term work needed to uplift Texas. Those accepted to the program will receive a $1,200 stipend for 2019, along with accomodations for child-care and travel. The project is part of Davis’ nonprofit Deeds Not Words, in partnership with Jolt Initiative, both of which work to spark conversations of change in politics for women.

“For far too long, young women of color have been on the receiving end of, rather than shaping, policies that impact them.  Movement Mujeres is an important and necessary step toward changing that,” said Wendy Davis, founder of Deeds Not Words and co-founder of  Movement Mujeres.

Cristina Tzintzún. Courtesy of Diana Ascarrunz Photography.

Cristina Tzintzún. Courtesy of Diana Ascarrunz Photography.

This fellowship will help women “hone their activism and organizational skills, build an alumni network they can lean on for long-term support, and place them into key leadership positions in government and social justice nonprofits in Texas,” as per the spokesperson of Movement Mujeres.

Applications are available here and must be submitted by  January 9, 2019 at 5 p.m. CT.