Join us for CompArte III: The Springtime of the Peoples

DEAR FRIENDS!

The Chiapas Support Committee is inviting you to the third annual CompArte: The Emiliano Zapata Community Festival, being held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00-5:00pm at the Omni Commons community center, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, in Oakland.

This year’s gathering is called “La primavera de los pueblos | The springtime of the peoples,” to celebrate our struggles and movements for justice, human rights and equality for all with music, art, poetry and community speakers to uplift solidarity with the Zapatistas and Indigenous people’s struggles for self-determination, autonomy and land justice in Mexico and the U.S

 CompArte: Community, Art, Justice & Solidarity with the Zapatistas

Come enjoy an afternoon of great music, art, poetry, bread & the company of people dedicated to building a community of love, justice & solidarity!

The gathering is free and family friendly.

CompArtistas

Keynote Speaker:
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author & activist, An Indigenous People’s History of the United States and Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment.

Featuring artwork by;
Jesús Barraza
Derrick Bell
Anh Bui
Lisa Castellanos
Daniel Camacho
Melanie Cervantes
Emory Douglas
Yadira Gonzalez
Xóchitl Nevel Guerrero
Carlos Jackson
Priya Handa ,
Eddie Lampkin
Gilda Posada,
Zapatista community artists from Chiapas

Music
Madelina y Los Carpinteros, Latin American music ensemble
Francisco Herrera, Trabajo Cultural Caminante
Mogauwane Mahloele, South African master percussionist, vocalist and storyteller

Poetry
Arnoldo García
Antonieta Hensley
Taj James
uPhakamile uMaDhlamini
PoesíaMaríaArte
And others

Available at CompArte:

Artesanía from the Zapatista women’s collective, including hand-embroidered blouses, Zapatista items & art

Light food & refreshments will be provided.

CompArte III — La primavera de los pueblos

La primavera de los pueblos | The springtime of the peoples: CompArte III | The Emiliano Zapata Community Festival

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 1:00-5:00 pm

Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609

Free | Sponsored by the Chiapas Support Committee

BACKGROUND

Initially convened by the Zapatistas in July of 2016 to celebrate and strengthen the imagination and vision of the anti-capitalist movement and build the fight “For Humanity and Against the Walls of Capitalism,” CompArte is a space for the art of communities, social justice and liberation that brings together artists, painters, sculptors, musicians, rappers, hip-hop, muralists and cultural workers to showcase the deep cultural roots of our movements.

CompArte literally means “share art,” and for us it means to listen together to each others dreams and visions of a revolution against the winters of capitalism.

CompArte III will feature an art show that will be on display at the Omni starting August 1 and run through September 23.

 

 

 

 

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