Advances in the Zapatista Women’s Gathering

Zapatista woman at Conciencias/ConSciences


(NOTE: registration deadline for activities February 9, 2018. Registration deadline for attendance is March 8, 2018)

Compañeras, we want to share with you how the registration is going for the Gathering to be held on March 8, 9 and 10 in the Caracol of Morelia, Tzotz Choj Zone, Chiapas and Mexico.

In what we have advanced from the mail there are 651 people registered, with ages that range from 5 months to 75 years. 38 compañeras come with their offspring.

The places of the world they come from are Germany, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estado Español, United States, France, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, England, Italy, Mapuche Nation, Cree and Ojibwa Nation, Navajo Nation, Sweden, Nicaragua, Basque Country, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela, and 27 states of Mexico.

In the political, artistic and sports participations hay 202 proposals that encompass the disciplines of music, dance, theater, circus, clown, poetry, story telling, book presentations, drawing, photography, cinema, football and volleyball. There are also workshops and talks with the following themes:

Workshops – Gender violence, yoga for children, stencil, genetic clay, feminist manifestos, cooperative games, evaluation and use of menstrual blood, gender, theater, dance and painting as a means of healing, sensitization, agro-ecology, corrective violations, cloth sanitary napkins, production of personal hygiene articles, decolonizing hips, workshop on the body and creative resistances, workshop on murals, women of color feminism, deconstructing genders, cyber-feminism, body work, workshop on self-massage, Reiki, abstract-figurative art, free writing, engraving, painting, creation of books starting from personal experiences, abortion, bio-construction, dance therapy, macrobiotic cooking, print making, humor and gender, aroma touch, reflexology.

Talks – Feminine lineage, the woman’s body, forms of resistance, human rights defense and promotion of culture, anti-machismo education, the experience of surviving violence, the women’s struggle in France and Italy, abortion, menstruation and deconstruction of the use of roles, femicides, experience of struggle of the Mapuche people, machismo in the communications media, lesbian existence in times of patriarchy, feminism in Cuba, romantic love and the eroticization of gender violence, sexual violence in the Colombian armed conflict, violence towards women, racism, anti-mining struggle, eco-feminism, indigenous and black feminisms, feminist economy and sustainability and feminist human security.

Many email messages still remain to process. We thank you for your patience and we’ll answer them soon.

On the other hand, we want to inform you that the deadline to register as participants is Sunday, February 9 inclusive. That deadline is to be able to organize the programming of your participations.

The deadline to register as an attendee will be March 8 inclusive. There will be registration in the Caracol de Morelia beginning March 7.

The email for registration is:

Support team for the First International, Political, Artistic, Sports and Cultural Gathering of Women that Struggle.

January 25, 2018

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