Join us in the air & on the ground: 11/14: Women and Autonomy films | 11/17: Celebrate the Zapatistas!

Join the Chiapas Support Committee in two events—one in Oakland, the ¡Viva Zapata! film showings on “Women & Autonomy” November 14; and one online on November 17 to celebrate the Zapatistas 37th anniversary. Read invitations below. 

+NEWS: Paramilitaries kidnap a Zapatista. The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) asked the Mexican State to intervene “immediately for the release of Félix López Hernández,” a support base of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN, its initials in Spanish), who members of the ORCAO have held since last Sunday.
Read the new report on the CSC bloghere.
En español,read the Frayba’s report on the kidnapping.

The ¡Viva Zapata Film Series
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 6:00pm PST in Oakland

  •  Musical performance by Mother & the Boards
  •  Short films about indigenous resistance in Mexico featuring women fighting for autonomy.  
  • Q&A with filmmakers following the screening

Co-Sponsors: Chiapas Support Committee, Liberated Lens and Community Foods in Oakland.

Click on thislink to get the location in a social-distancing safe gathering to listen to great music and view films to transform your understanding of Mexico. Bring a face mask!

The Films
Selections from Dispatches from Resistant Mexico, a series of shorts on pockets of anti-capitalist resistance in southern Mexico. The short films: Angelina Gómez López; The Women of Candelaria; and Maya Train: Eye of the Storm. Directed by Caitlin Manning with Joe Bender

Lupita. Directed by Monica Wise Robles: In a country where indigenous people are increasingly displaced, their land stolen, where students disappear without a trace following police arrest, and journalists are murdered at an alarming rate, a courageous new voice emerges: Lupita, a Tsotsil Maya massacre survivor, at the forefront of a new movement of indigenous women. If anyone can change the conscience of Mexico, it is Lupita, confronting corrupt militares, mobilizing her pueblo’s resistance, and cultivating a new generation of organized and vocal Maya activists.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm PST REGISTER HERE.
A Waffles & Zapatismo educational workshop.

Three panelists will share stories and invite participants to dialogue on the precursors to the Zapatistas, the conditions and political struggles that led to the formation of the EZLN.

On November 17, 1983, the EZLN was founded in the mountains of Chiapas. 2020 marks the 37th anniversary of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) organizing struggles at the heart of indigenous and revolutionary transformations and working with communities across borders.

Join us to celebrate and to deepen our understanding of how a revolution from below emerged and took shape and continues to this day!

Register in advance for the November 17 Waffles & Zapatismo: HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Chiapas Support Committee | Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas
P.O. Box 3421 | Oakland, CA 94609 
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