What does Zapatista autonomy mean for us in the US?

March 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
OMNI Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave. Oakland CA

What does Zapatista autonomy mean for us in the US?

March 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.

You’re Invited to a Breakfast of Waffles & Zapatismo!

Zapatista Autonomy:
Challenging Solidarity & Organizing in the U.S.

* 10:30am Waffles, coffee, getting to know each other
* 11:00 a.m. Pablo Gonzalez presentation with discussion.

On Pablo Gonzalez

Pablo Gonzalez teaches at UC Berkeley. A first generation Chicano scholar-activist/anthropologist, Pablo is immersed in studying the political and cultural resonance of social movements. In particular, the resonance of Indigenous social movements on Chicanas/os and people of color in the U.S.

Gonzalez has a book manuscript, “Autonomy Road: The Cultural Politics of Chicana/o Autonomous Organizing in Los Angeles California,” which describes a 20-year history of solidarity and political organizing between Chicana/o communities in the U.S. and the Zapatista indigenous communities of Chiapas, Mexico.

The Chiapas Support Committee invites you to join us for a community breakfast and a discussion to deepen our understanding of and relationships with the struggles of Zapatista and Indigenous communities in Mexico and what solidarity looks like in the current political and economic climate. Expressing and organizing solidarity has many race, gender, class facets. How do we speak about Indigenous struggles, how are they linked to our struggles in the U.S., what is the task and responsibility (if any) of U.S.-based social justice movements, anti-racist, environmental justice, racial justice and Indigenous struggles and movements?

We have more questions than answers. The discussion requires we ask the right and critical questions in time and reflect and organize. What are your questions?

Join us in an urgent and intimate dialogue and discussion of what matters most to us in this period of rising capitalist strife and repression.

¡Viva Zapata!
Zapata Across the Borders: Image & Reality
Film Screening & Discussion of the Marlon Brando classic: ¡Viva Zapata!
Also at the Omni
Sat. April 13, 2019, 7 pm
$5-10 donation at the door

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