CompArte/SolidarizArte: Festival of Rebellious Colors

Zapatista FingerPrint Weaving
The Chiapas Support Committee invites you to an afternoon of rebellious human colors, sounds, words, music, visual arts and poetry.
From CompArte to SolidarizArte:
Dreaming Art & Revolution with the Zapatistas
Sunday, July 31, 2016 | 2:00–5:00 p.m.
At the Omni Oakland Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
$5.00–$20.00 donation requested | No one turned away for lack of money
Spoken word artists:
Nina Serrano (teleport)
arnoldo garcía
Etecia Brown
Stephanie Wong
Poesía MaríaArte
Yadira Cázares
Andrew Kong Knight
Caleb Duarte
Emory Douglas
Talleres Populares 28 de Junio
Jhovanny Rodriguez
Alma Fronteriza
Andrew Kong Knight with arnoldo garcía
This is a fundraiser to support the Zapatista communities building autonomy.
Donation requested at the door (no one turned away for lack of money)$5.00–$20.00
The Zapatistas have decided they are going to participate in CompArte in Mexico! Here is their schedule, click here CompArte.
The CNTE, the Mexican teacher’s union. and her supporters have been fighting hard to stop the destruction of public education in Mexico. Solidarity marches, actions and compassion have brought more attention to the teachers’ struggle for just public education and against the neoliberal agenda of privatizing and cutback attacks on education
The Chiapas Support Committee’s CompArte gathering is a bold cultural event to uplift the struggles at home and abroad.
Our event is our way of expressing support for socially just public education and bringing together our voices and dreams to uplift our solidarity with the Zapatistas.
At our event, CompArte/SolidarizArte, we want our art and organizing to focus attention on the innovative struggles of the Zapatistas, indigenous peoples and the different movements for deep justice and self-determination in Mexico. The Chiapas Support Committee believes that our responsibility in the U.S. is to change the relationship between the U.S. and our communities in the U.S. and the peoples of Mexico fighting for justice, where the border becomes a place of sisterhood, queerhood, transhood, brotherhood and where solidarity and art is the power that can’t be stopped.

Sponsored by the Chiapas Support Committee, “CompArte/SolidarizArte” is a parallel event to the Zapatista communities July convening of “CompArte,” a cultural festival uplifting the revolutionary intiatives of cultural workers, artists, painters, musicians, muralists, painters, actors, graffitti writers & artists, hip-hop, punk, rock, son jarocho… all forms of cultural and organizing work that resists war & racism, that envisions another world where narco-neoliberalism and capitalism do not rulle our lives and imagination.

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