2022 Enero Zapatista Call for Event Submissions

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2022 Enero Zapatista Event Submission Form

To all individuals, collectives, organizations and affinity formations resisting from below,

Enero Zapatista is a month-long series of politically and culturally conscious events on unceded Kumeyaay land that commemorate the uprising of the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN)/Zapatista Army of National Liberation, better known as the Zapatistas, in January 1994. This year, we will be celebrating the 18th annual Enero Zapatista. ¡Que Viva La Lucha Colectiva!

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) took up arms and crowded the streets of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, in southern México. They denounced injustices, like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the humiliation and genocide of Indigenous peoples, neoliberalism, the World Bank, and the increasing gap between the rich and the poor. They demanded the right to land, life, education, autonomy, self-determination, and dignity. To this day, the Zapatista communities continue to organize and engage with comrades in the struggle on a local and global scale. They work in humble and dignified ways to fight for “a world in which many worlds fit.”

August 13, 2021, marked 500 years since the fall of Tenochtitlán, present day Mexico City. On that day,  the Zapatista Maritime Squadron 421 “invaded” Madrid, Spain, renaming the continent “Slumil K’ajxemk’op,” which translates as “unsubmissive land” in Tzotzil. As noted through a series of communiques in Enlace Zapatista, the Zapatistas will be traveling to five continents. There will be about 501 delegates separated into small delegations, departing in various forms throughout “unsubmissive land”. Currently, the airborne Zapatista fleet called the “The Extemporaneous” is preparing to depart with a delegation of Zapatista women, men, boys, and girls, and accompanying the fleet are delegates of the National Indigenous Congress-Indigenous Governing Council (CNI-CIG) and the Peoples’ Front in Defense of the Land and Water. As the Zapatistas, CNI-CIG, and Indigenous communities around the world are in resistance and rebellion, and continue to be prosecuted, displaced, and assassinated by the bad governments, we will continue to accompany those on the front lines of land and water defense for the right to live.

We invite those throughout this region, unceded Kumeyaay territory, who stand with our Zapatista compas to create and organize spaces/events throughout the month of January 2022 that transcend borders. Let’s continue this movement! Across the world, no matter what gender/nonbinary/gender fluid, age, sexual orientation, abilities, religion, ethnicity, nationality and/or any other social category, we must not let el mal gobierno (the bad government) divide us! We all must unite!

This year’s Enero Zapatista we are inviting grassroots organizations, collectives, and individuals who wish to organize as part of the Enero Zapatista Coordinating Committee to attend a retreat on Saturday, Sept 4, 2021, from 9-4 pm. In this retreat, we will solidify a theme for the 18th Annual Enero Zapatista, create a calendar of events and dialogue about the work we are doing  and how we can collaborate to be in accompaniment to our respective struggles. Bring your proposals for a theme and events you or your organization or collective wishes to propose. Link to event proposal submission form: https://forms.gle/vCyFQ22sY9u5FCk87.

Organizations/individuals participating must have events that uphold Zapatismo (i.e. self-determination, anti-capitalism, and anti-imperialism). Events must be a safe space for all. For Enero Zapatista to be successful and uphold Zapatismo, we ask that all participating organizations be communicative with the Enero Zapatista organizing committee about your proposal and respect all community agreements.

For more information on Enero Zapatista, please contact: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

Forma de Enviar una Propuesta para Enero Zapatista 2022

A todos lxs individuxs, colectivos, organizaciones y formaciones de afinidad que resisten desde abajo,

Enero Zapatista es una serie de eventos políticos y culturales en las tierras Kumeyaay, que conmemoran el levantamiento del Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN), mejor conocidos como lxs Zapatistas, en enero 1994. Este año celebraremos 18 años de Enero Zapatista. ¡Que Viva La Lucha Colectiva!
 

El 1ro. de enero de 1994, el Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) se levantó en armas y llenó las calles de San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, en el sur de México. Se denunciaban injusticias como el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), la humillación y el genocidio hacia los pueblos indígenas, el neoliberalismo, el Banco Mundial, y la creciente separación entre ricos y pobres. Los Zapatistas exigieron el derecho a la tierra, a la vida, a la educación, a la autonomía, a la autodeterminación y a la dignidad. Hasta el día de hoy, las comunidades zapatistas siguen organizándose y comprometiéndose con las comunidades locales y a nivel global. Trabajan con humildad y dignidad para luchar por “un mundo en el que quepan muchos mundos”.

El 13 de agosto de 2021 se cumplio 500 años desde la caída de Tenochtitlán, Ciudad de México en actualidad. Ese día el Escuadrón Marítimo Zapatista 421 “invadió” Madrid, España, y renombró al continente “Slumil K’ajxemk’op,” que se traduce como “tierra insumisa” en Tzotzil. Como fue destacado a través de una serie de comunicados en Enlace Zapatista, los Zapatistas estarán viajando a cinco continentes. Serán cerca de 501 delegados separados en pequeñas delegaciones partiendo en diversas formas hacía varios rincones de la “tierra insumisa”. Actualmente, la flota aerotransportada zapatista denominada “La Extemporánea” se prepara para partir con una delegación de mujeres, hombres, niños y niñas zapatistas, acompañados también de delegados del Congreso Nacional Indígena-Consejo Indigena de Gobierno (CNI-CIG) y el Frente de los Pueblos en Defensa de la Tierra y el Agua. Mientras los Zapatistas, el CNI-CIG y las comunidades indígenas de todo el mundo siguen en resistencia y rebeldía, continúan siendo perseguidos, desplazados y asesinados por los males gobiernos, continuaremos acompañando a quienes están en la primera línea de la defensa de la tierra y el agua por el derecho a la vida.

Invitamos a quienes en esta región, territorio incesante Kumiai, apoyan a nuestros compas zapatistas a crear y organizar espacios / eventos durante el mes de enero de 2022 que trasciendan fronteras. ¡Continuemos con este movimiento! En todo el mundo, sin importar el género / no binario / fluido de género, edad, orientación sexual, habilidades, religión, etnia, nacionalidad o/y cualquier otra categoría social, ¡no debemos dejar que el mal gobierno (el mal gobierno) nos divida! ¡Todos debemos unirnos!

En Enero Zapatista de este año estamos invitando a organizaciones de base, colectivos o personas que deseen organizarse como parte del Comité de Enero Zapatista a asistir a un retiro el sábado 4 de septiembre de 2021, de 9 a 4 pm. En este retiro, solidificaremos el tema para el 18º aniversario de Enero Zapatista, crearemos el calendario de eventos, y dialogaremos sobre el trabajo que estamos haciendo y cómo podemos colaborar para estar en acompañamiento de nuestras luchas respectivas. Traigan sus propuestas para un tema y eventos que ustedes o su organización o colectivo deseé proponer. Enlace para someter propuestas de eventos: https://forms.gle/vCyFQ22sY9u5FCk87.

Organizaciones e individuxs que deseen participar deben organizar eventos que sostengan y representen las prácticas e ideales Zapatistas; como la autodeterminación, el anticapitalismo, y el anti-imperialismo. El evento que propongan debe ser un espacio seguro para todxs. Para organizar colectivamente el mes de Enero Zapatista, con buena comunicación, requerimos que todas las organizaciones que desean participar en Enero Zapatista 2021, por favor de respetar todos los acuerdos de la comunidad y comprometerse al trabajo comunitario que se requiere.Para obtener más información sobre Enero Zapatista, por favor contáctenos a: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

2021 Enero Zapatista Calendar

Friday, 1/8, 2021: A Socialist Response to the Pandemic @ 6 – 8 pm
Location: https://www.facebook.com/events/838462476936474
An online forum discussing the pandemic response from a socialist country and from a capitalist country (Cuba and U.S.).
Host: Party for Socialism and Liberation, San Diego

Saturday, 1/9, 2021: Imperialism and Colonization in Ecuador @ 11am – 1pm
Location: IG LIVE @pocfungicommunity
We will be going live on Instagram to interview mycologist Roo Vandergrift, Ph.D. who is also the producer of a documentary film titled Marrow of the Mountain. The film is documenting the tragedies that the Awá people face when mining companies encroach on their land.
Host: POC Fungi Community

Friday, 1/15, 2021: Zapatismo in the Borderlands @ 5 – 6:30 pm
Location: Livestream youtube @AAC Centro FB @Centrocultural
Virtual Livestream Art Presentation of Zapatismo in the Border Region.
Hosts: Xican@patista Autonomxs & Centro AAC

Saturday, 1/16, 2021: 2nd Annual Enero Zapatista Resistance Ride @ 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Meet at Bikes del Pueblo, 4050 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105
Ride bikes to Mission Basilica San Diego and Old Mission Dam and tell more accurate history than the common narrative. Delicious, healthy lunch will be included!
Hosts: Kanap Kuahan Coalition & Bikes del Pueblo

Thursday, 1/21, 2021: Defund ICE Student Workshop @ 3:30 – 5 pm
Location
: https://zoom.us/j/97212513722
For middle and high school youth: Community Patrols – Defending our Families from ICE Raids – Learn how to identify ICE, migra and police vehicles in your community and help us protect immigrant rights.
Host: Social Justice Youth Project

Saturday, 1/23, 2021: Breakdown Borders 5K @ 8 am – 12 pm
Location: Larsen Field, 4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro
We invite community to participate in the 7th annual run/walk event to highlight the injustices happening at imperialist, colonial borders that function to steal indigenous lands and divide our communities.
Host: Colectivo Zapatista

Tuesday, 1/26, 2021: Ayotzinapa Pinta Contra el Olvido @ 9 – 11 am
Location
: San Diego Mexican Consulate, 1549 India St, San Diego, CA 92101
Seguir visivilizando la situación de los 43, apoyo a la accion global Ayotzinapa, Pinta rebelde a las afueras del Consulado.
Host: Armadillos Ni Un Migrante Menos y 43 San Diego

Thursday, 1/28, 2021: Proyección de Documental Zapatista @ 6 – 8 pm
Location
: Selvática, Tijuana, Calle Tercera entre Av. Francisco I. Madero y Av. Revolución Pasaje Madero entre Pasaje Gómez y Pasaje Revolución
La proyección del documental tiene como objetivo contribuir a la difusión de las luchas de los pueblos en resistencia.
Host: Colectiva SucuLENtaZ

Friday, 1/29, 2021: Autonomy through Food Sovereignty Film Night Market @ 5 – 8:30 pm
Location
: Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Outdoor film showing of Gather with Centro community. Art & Artisan market and food sovereignty educational information. Gather is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. Covid Safety protocols will be enforced at all times during this event.
Hosts: Centro AAC & Slowfood Urban San Diego

Saturday, 1/30, 2021: No Comemos Baterias! Against Extractivism in the Green New Deal @ 11 am – 1 pm
Location
: https://www.facebook.com/events/246628503514358/
This bilingual panel and workshop will include voices from members of Indigenous communities from Chile/Argentina and CIEJ members to present why we need to rethink our Global North approach to climate change solutions that do not include mineral extraction and further environmental destruction. The CIEJ has worked with Indigenous water defenders from Chile and Argentina against lithium-mining – the main resource for the so-called “just” transition from fossil fuel to electric transportation.
Host: Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice (CIEJ)


2021 Enero Zapatista Call for Event Submissions

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2021 Enero Zapatista Event Submission Form

To all individuals, collectives/organizations resisting from below,

Enero Zapatista is a month-long series of political and culturally conscious events on unceded Kumeyaay land that commemorate the uprising of the Zapatistas in January 1994. This year, we will be celebrating the 17th annual Enero Zapatista. ¡Que Viva La Lucha Colectiva!

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) took up arms and crowded the streets of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas in southern México. They denounced injustices, like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the humiliation and genocide of indigenous peoples, neoliberalism, the World Bank, and the increasing gap between the rich and the poor. They demanded the right to land, life, education, autonomy, self-determination, and dignity. To this day, the Zapatista communities continue to organize and engage with comrades in the struggle on a local and global scale. They work in humble and dignified ways to fight for “a world in which many worlds fit.”

Recently, paramilitaries have violently attacked and forcibly displaced thousands of indigenous people from their homes, fields and communities in the municipalities of Aldama, Chenalhó and Chalchihuitán. We ask everyone to be alert and mobilized against the war of extermination that is escalating dangerously against the Zapatista communities. In these hard times when many Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI) communities have been hit hard by Covid-19, the EZLN communities decided to close their doors to protect themselves from the spread of Covid-19. In the recent communique on October 5th, the EZLN announced they will send delegations to five continents. Their palabra “A Mountain on the High Seas” contains their long-term reflections on the national and world reality.

We invite those throughout this region who stand with our Zapatista compas to create and organize spaces/events throughout the month of January that transcend borders. Let’s continue this movement! Across the world, no matter what gender, age, sexual orientation, abilities, religion, ethnicity, nationality and any other social category, we must not let el mal gobierno (the bad government) divide us! We all must unite!

This year’s theme, “Solidarity during the Crisis” aligns with peoples’ sense of their own collective power growing around the world. We must not let this moment go to waste asking those at the top to reform the system – we must work from below to bring about change, not lift those that only seek to raise themselves. We must strive to deconstruct the colonized mindset. As imperialism brings the world to the brink of destruction, the people must recognize and harness their power because our fight is for life.

This year’s Enero Zapatista will look different than previous years because of the pandemic. The organizations and individuals on the organizing committee made a difficult decision to scale back our collective efforts due to lack of capacity and inability to meet regularly and organize large, in-person events. This year, we will be asking for submissions of proposals for online events or social media campaigns or responsible, in-person events that align with these guidelines:

  1. Temperature check-in: Everyone who comes in the area of the event must have their temperature checked and cleared before they do so.
  2. Wear a mask: To participate in any event we ask that every individual (3 y.o. and up) must wear a cloth face covering at all times inside the event’s area.
  3. Wash hands: Wash hands often, the event organizers are encouraged to provide hand sanitizer for all attendees at the event’s entrance.
  4. Food and Drinks: Eat and drink only at designated event areas. If the event organizers were to provide food and drinks they must be individually wrapped; distributors/high contact organizers must wear gloves when serving them.
  5. Indoor events: There will be no indoor events, all events submitted must be outdoors or virtual.
  6. Zero Alcohol/Drug tolerance: All events submitted must respect our zero alcohol/drug tolerance, meaning there will be no distribution or consumption of any alcohol or drugs.

Organizations/individuals participating must have events that uphold Zapatismo (i.e. self-determination, anti-capitalism, and anti-imperialism). Events must be a safe space for all. In order for Enero Zapatista to be successful and to uphold Zapatismo, we ask that all participating organizations submit an event proposal by December 1, be communicative with the Enero Zapatista organizing committee about your proposal and be transparent at all times. In participating in Enero Zapatista, you will need to agree to and respect all community agreements.

For more information on Enero Zapatista, please contact: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

Forma de Enviar Propuesta Para Evento Para 2021 Enero Zapatista

A todos lxs individuxs, colectivos y organizaciones que resisten desde abajo,

Enero Zapatista es una serie de eventos politicos y culturales en las tierras Kumeyaay, que conmemoran el levantamiento de lxs   Zapatistas en enero 1994. Este año celebraremos 17 años de Enero Zapatista. ¡Que Viva La Lucha Colectiva!

El 1ro. de enero de 1994, el Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN) se levantó en armas y llenó las calles de San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México. Se denunciaban  injusticias como el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), la humillación y el genocidio hacia los pueblos indígenas, el neoliberalismo, el Banco Mundial, y la creciente separación entre ricos y pobres. Los zapatistas exigieron el derecho a la tierra, a la vida, a la educación, a la autonomía, a la autodeterminación y a la dignidad. Hasta el día de hoy, las comunidades zapatistas siguen organizándose y comprometiéndose con las comunidades locales y a nivel global. Trabajan con humildad y dignidad para luchar por “un mundo en el que quepan muchos mundos”.

Recientemente, grupos paramilitares han atacado violentamente y han desplazado a miles de indígenas de sus casas, tierras en las comunidades en los municipios de Aldama, Chenalhó, y Chalchihuitán. Les pedimos a todxs a mantenerse en alerta para movilizarnos en contra de la guerra de exterminio que se está escalando contra las comunidades Zapatistas.  En estos tiempos cuando muchas comunidades del Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI) han sido drásticamente afectadas por el Covid-19, el EZLN decidió cerrar sus puertas para protegerse así mismos del contagio del Covid-19. En el comunicado del 5 de Octubre, el EZLN anunció que van a mandar delegaciones a los cinco continentes. Su comunicado “Una montaña en alta mar” contiene sus reflexiones a largo plazo sobre la realidad del país de México y de todo el mundo.

Extendemos la presente invitación a las comunidades del condado de San Diego para que apoyen a nuestrxs hermanxs Zapatistas. Les invitamos para que durante el mes de enero creen y organicen espacios y/o eventos que trascienden fronteras. Continuemos con esta lucha contra el sistema que nos afecta a nivel local y mundial. Luchemos en todo el mundo y sin importar la edad, la orientación sexual, la capacidad, la religión,el grupo étnico, la nacionalidad, y muchas otras categorías, ¡no podemos dejar que el mal gobierno nos divida! ¡Unámonos!

Este año los eventos de enero zapatista serán diferentes que otros años, por la pandemia. Las organizaciones e individuxs del comité organizativo tuvimos que hacer la decisión difícil de enfocar nuestros esfuerzos colectivos por la falta de la capacidad en no poder reunirnos regularmente, no poder organizar eventos grandes, o eventos en persona, pero muy limitados. Este año, les pedimos que las propuestas de eventos sean para eventos en línea, redes sociales o responsablemente tener eventos en persona limitado que sigan las siguientes pautas:

  1. Temperatura: Todo el que se acerque al área del evento debe tener su temperatura revisada y despejada antes de hacerlo.
  2. Uso de máscara obligatorio: Para participar en cualquier evento, solicitamos que todas las personas (a partir de los 3 años) usen protección facial de tela o máscara quirúrgica en todo momento dentro del área del evento.
  3. Lavarse las manos: Lávese las manos con frecuencia, se le sugiere a los organizadores del evento facilitar desinfectante de manos para todos los asistentes al momento de entrar al evento.
  4. Alimentos y Bebidas: Comer y beber solo será permitido en áreas designadas, que cuentan con el mínimo de 6 pies de separación. Si los organizadores del evento fueran a proporcionar alimentos y bebidas, estos deberán ser envueltos individualmente; Los distribuidores/organizadores de alto contacto deben usar guantes al momento de servir.
  5. Eventos bajo techo: Solo se permitiran eventos al aire libre o virtuales.
  6. Cero alcohol y/o uso de drogas: Todos los eventos presentados deben respetar nuestra postura de cero alcohol y/o uso de drogas, lo que significa que no habrá distribución ni consumo de alcohol o drogas dentro del evento. 

Organizaciones e individuxs que deseen participar deben organizar eventos que sostengan y representen las prácticas e ideales Zapatistas; como la autodeterminación, el anticapitalismo, y el anti-imperialismo. El evento que propongan debe ser un espacio seguro para todxs. Para organizar colectivamente el mes de Enero Zapatista, con buena comunicación y transparencia, requerimos que todas las organizaciones que desean participar en Enero Zapatista 2021, por favor envíen una propuesta antes o para el 1ro de diciembre. Al participar en Enero Zapatista necesitará acordar y respetar todos los acuerdos de la comunidad y comprometerse al trabajo comunitario que se requiere.

Para obtener más información sobre Enero Zapatista, por favor contáctenos a: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

2020 Enero Zapatista Calendar

January 3, 2020: Enero Zapatista Opening Event @ 5:30pm-9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2635038373212483/ 
Location: World Beat Center (2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
Join us for the first event of Enero Zapatista 2020! The event will have a short video clip of current Zapatista work, discussion & panel. Interaction with all participants and food throughout the night.

January 4, 2020: Enero Zapatista Art Reception @ 6pm – 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/437469450489847/  
Location: Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
Art of resistance expression by conscious visual artists commemorating the Zapatista movement and the continued struggle for Autonomy in our local communities. We will have a hands on workshop, spoken word, poetry, music and readings.
Co-hosts: Arts Advisory Committee & Enero Zapatista Art Committee
More info: compartesd@gmail.com 

January 11, 2020: Resistance Bike Ride/Rodada Transfronteriza @ 10am – 9pm
Taller de Grabado: https://www.facebook.com/events/2283092171991203/
Taller de gráfica y ritual. Tejido de voces impresas en el marco de Enero Zapatista 2020
Facilitadoras: Colectiva SucuLentaZ, Taller gratuito dirigido solo a mujeres
Resistance Ride: https://www.facebook.com/events/571155640337411/  
Location: Chicano Park to Enclave Caracol (Calle Primera 8250, Zona Centro, TJ) Rodada transfronteriza/ Talleres, comida, exposición y charlas en Enclave Caracol Group bike ride from Chicano Park to Enclave Caracol in Tijuana. Meet at 10 am and leave at 11 am. We will be stopping at sites of historical resistance along the route!
Co-Hosts – Enclave Caracol & Bicis Disidentes
More info: bicisdisidentestj@gmail.com 

January 16, 2020: Construyendo Autonomía Desde el Ombligo de la Bestia 6pm – 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/543661512899080/
Location: 2436 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92102
Interactive workshop connecting la lucha Zapatista to resistance against neoliberalism & militarization of our communities. Participants will create a poster to take home. *Taller Bilingue. 
Co-hosts: Colectivo Zapatista & Project YANO
More info: projyano@aol.com 

January 17, 2020: Visual-Written Resistance Seeds on the Border | Semillas visual-escritas de resistencia en la frontera @ 5pm-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/538790506705760/  
Location: Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
artistic expression hands-on workshop | taller de expresión artística
Co-hosts: Editorial palaBorder & OMDR
More info: hola@palaBorder.org 

January 18, 2020: Struggle for Housing Under Capitalism @ 7pm – 9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2868314343390680/
Location: San Diego Social Justice Center (4410 Glacier Ave Suite 101 San Diego, 92101)
We will be hosting an event on the housing struggle in San Diego, discussing gentrification, rent control, property management companies, and how capitalism created this crisis.
Co-hosts: Party for Socialism and Liberation & San Diego Tenants Union
More info: michaelasmalone@gmail.com 

January 19, 2020: Decolonize For Climate @ 1pm – 4pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/726037654472202/
Registration link: https://forms.gle/zhrsEHZtFhy4cqUx6
IG: @ciej.sandiego
Location: Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
In this workshop we will dig deeper into green technologies which continue
exploitation of Indigenous land/water/life and reground what we imagine as climate solutions in convivial relationships with each other and with the Earth.
Co-hosts: CIEJ & POC Fungi Community
More info: pocfungicommunity@gmail.com

January 24, 2020: Representar, no Suplantar: Crear Lazos Nuevos de Organización @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/530357017835612/
Location: 2001 Newton Ave. San Diego (Mercado Apartments)
Taller principalmente en español, discusión sobre la necesidad de crear espacios constantemente que enfoquen la comunidad migrante. Tema de conversación: cómo nuestro trabajo colectivo puede ser representativo.
Co-hosts: Armadillos & Bridge of Love
More info: www.facebook.com/ArmadillosBusquedaYRescate/ 

January 25, 2020: 6th Annual Social Justice Youth Conference @ 8am – 2pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/568215174086293/  
Location: Bell Middle School (620 Briarwood Road, San Diego 92139)
Free conference that aims to raise consciousness with middle and high school age youth about a diverse range of topics relating to empowerment, environmental and social justice, Zapatismo and human rights. Workshops, speakers and entertainment. Breakfast & lunch will be provided.
Co-Hosts: SDSU MEChA & Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro
More info: enerozapatistayouthencuentro@gmail.com 

January 25, 2020: Enero Zapatista Closing Event @ 6pm -10pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/479126569672316
Location: Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego)
$7-10 suggested donation, although no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Children under 10 free. All funds raised will go to local and global struggles.

Art, Food, Vendors, and Performances by:

La Perla (from Colombia!) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMIL5eMeOjs)
Juanito Ayala (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eULbhcZlWQU)
Bomba Liberte
Raquelita y BBQ
Mujeres En Resistencia
Kumeyaay Bird Singers
Spoken Word & more!
More info: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

2020 Enero Zapatista Callout/Llamado a Integrarse

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To all individuals, collectives/organizations resisting from below,

Enero Zapatista is a month-long series of political and culturally conscious event that commemorate the uprising of the Zapatistas in January 1994. These series of events will take place this upcoming January 2020, in San Diego, California.

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) took up arms and crowded the streets of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas (México). They denounced injustices like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the humiliation and genocide of indigenous peoples, neoliberalism, the World Bank, and the increasing sore gap between the rich and the poor. Zapatistas demanded the right to land, life, education, autonomy, self-determination, and dignity. To this day, Zapatista communities continue to organize and engage people on a local and global scale. They work in humble and dignified ways to fight toward “a world in which many worlds fit”.

This year, we will be celebrating the 16th Annual Enero Zapatista in San Diego, and 26 years of resistance since the 1994 Zapatista uprising. ¡Que Viva La Lucha Colectiva! 

We extend an invitation to communities throughout San Diego County to stand with our Zapatista brothers and sisters to create and organize spaces/events throughout the month of January that transcend borders. Let’s continue this fight against the system that affects us all on a local and global scale! Let’s fight across the world, no matter what age, sexual orientations, abilities, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and many other social categories, we must not let the bad government (el mal gobierno) divide us! We must unite!

This year’s theme is “People’s Rebellion: Nuestra Lucha Es Por La Vida!”, because the peoples’ sense of collective power is growing around the world. We must not let this moment go to waste asking those at the top to reform the system, we must work from below to bring about change, not lift those that only seek to raise themselves. We must strive to  deconstruct colonizing mindsets in order to create a world in which many worlds fit. As imperialism brings the world to the brink of destruction the people must know of their power because our fight is for life.

Organizations/individuals participating must have events that uphold Zapatismo (i.e. self- determination, anti-capitalism, and anti-imperialism). Events should be a safe space for all (no alcohol or drugs). In order to organize collectively Enero Zapatista with good communication and transparency, we ask that all participating organizations send a representative to attend all of the bi-weekly meetings. If your organization would like to take part in Enero Zapatista 2020, please notify the committee and send a representative by Thursday, October 10, 2019. In participating in Enero you will need to agree and respect all community agreements and commit to volunteer hours.

For more information on the planning meetings, or about volunteer opportunities at events for Enero Zapatista in San Diego, please contact: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

A todos lxs individuxs, colectivos y organizaciones que resisten desde abajo,

Enero Zapatista consiste en una serie de eventos políticos y culturales que conmemoran el levantamiento Zapatista de Enero, 1994. Estas actividades se llevarán a cabo el próximo enero de 2020, en San Diego, California.

El 1ro. de enero de 1994, el Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional ( EZLN ) se levantó en armas y llenó las calles de San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México. Se denunciaban  injusticias como el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN), la humillación y el genocidio hacia los pueblos indígenas, el neoliberalismo, el Banco Mundial, y la creciente separación entre ricos y pobres. Los zapatistas exigieron el derecho a la tierra, a la vida, a la educación, a la autonomía, a la autodeterminación y a la dignidad. Hasta el día de hoy, las comunidades zapatistas siguen organizándose y comprometiéndose con las comunidades locales y a nivel global. Trabajan con humildad y dignidad para luchar por “un mundo en el que quepan muchos mundos”.

Este año celebraremos 16 años de Enero Zapatista en San Diego, y 26 años de resistencia desde el levantamiento Zapatista en 1994. ¡Qué viva la lucha colectiva!

Extendemos la presente invitación a las comunidades del condado de San Diego para que apoyen a nuestrxs hermanxs Zapatistas. Les invitamos para que durante el mes de enero creen y organicen espacios y/o eventos que trascienden fronteras. Continuemos con esta lucha contra el sistema que nos afecta a nivel local y mundial. Luchemos en todo el mundo y sin importar la edad, la orientación sexual, la capacidad, la religión,el grupo étnico, la nacionalidad, y muchas otras categorías, ¡no podemos dejar que el mal gobierno nos divida! ¡Unámonos!

“People’s Rebellion: Nuestra Lucha es por la Vida!”, el tema este año es relevante porque el ambiente político ha resultado en que la gente en todo el mundo reconozca su poder colectivo. No debemos dejar pasar este momento y gastar energía pidiendo que los de arriba reformen el sistema. Debemos de unirnos y trabajar desde abajo para traer cambios, y no levantar a los que sólo buscan beneficiarse a ellos mismos. Debemos deconstruir ideas colonizadoras para crear un mundo donde quepan muchos mundos. Mientras el imperialismo lleva al borde de la destrucción a nuestro mundo, debemos reconocer nuestro poder colectivo porque Nuestra Lucha es por la Vida!

Organizaciones e individuxs que deseen participar deben organizar eventos que sostengan y representen las prácticas e ideales Zapatistas; como la autodeterminación, el anticapitalismo, y el anti-imperialismo. El evento que propongan debe ser en un lugar seguro para todxs; libre de alcohol y drogas. Para organizar colectivamente el mes de Enero Zapatista, con buena comunicación y transparencia, requerimos que todas las organizaciones envíen un representante a las juntas bi-semanales. Si su organización desea participar en Enero Zapatista 2020, por favor notifique al comité y envíe un representante para el Jueves, 10 de Octubre, 2019. Al participar en Enero necesitará acordar y respetar todos los acuerdos de la comunidad y comprometerse al trabajo comunitario que se requiere.

Para obtener más información sobre las juntas de planeación, o sobre oportunidades de apoyar como voluntarixs en los eventos de Enero Zapatista en San Diego, por favor contáctenos a: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

2019 Enero Zapatista Calendar

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JAN 4 – Enero Zapatista 2019 Opening: Join us for the first event of Enero Zapatista 2019. The event is free and will feature a panel discussion. Pastries, coffee and snacks for children will be provided. Vegan food available for purchase. World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA. 5:30 – 9:00p.

JAN 5 – Peace & Dignity Journeys: AMLO, CNI, CIG y el Mandar Obedeciendo. A preliminary collective conversation and analysis of the AMLO presidency in light of the important symbolic Indigenous limpia that inaugurated his presidency. Having invoked el mandar obedeciendo, to what extent was this inspiring yet contradictory moment both political theater and an act of suplantando el poder representativo of the National Indigenous Congress and how might he truly be accountable to the CNI/CIG? Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego. 6:00 – 9:00p. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/PeaceDignityJourneys/

JAN 11 – Arts Advisory Committee & Hormigas Autónomas y Rebeldes: The opening reception will celebrate the work of contributing visual artists that are representative of the Zapatismo spirit, which is revolutionary, progressive and for the people. This years art highlights the theme of Enero and speaks to the stories of the people’s struggle and resistance at the local and global level. 6:00 – 9:00p. Exhibition will run Jan 11, 2019 – Feb 22, 2019. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego. For more information: enerozapatistaart@gmail.com

JAN 12 – Otay Mesa Detention Resistance & Pueblo sin Fronteras: “Rompiendo Cercos, Muros, y Fronteras.” Foro popular y académico, exposición de fotografía de los éxodos migrantes y venta de comida y bebidas para recaudar fondos. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego. 5:00 – 8:30p. Más información en: http://www.pueblosinfronteras.org & http://www.otaymesadetentionresistance.org

JAN 18 – Party for Socialism and Liberation: ¡Solidaridad! a workshop with PSL. We fight for national liberation, decolonization, and building socialism! San Diego Justice Center, 4410 Glacier Ave #101 San Diego, CA 92120. 6:30p – 10:00p. For more information: zfarber@gmail.com

JAN 19 – Colectivo Zapatista & Industrial Workers of the World (IWW): Break Down Borders 5K. We invite community to participate in the 6th annual run/walk event to highlight the injustices happening at imperialist, colonial borders that function to steal indigenous lands and divide our communities. Larsen Field, 4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, CA. 9:00 – 1:30p. For more information: breakdownborders@gmail.com

JAN 25 – Armadillos Búsqueda y Rescate & Raíces sin Fronteras: Projection of the movie Corazón del Tiempo and discussion about the current situation/role of the mujer zapatista. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego. 6:00p – 9:00p. For more information: http://www.raicesinfronteras.org

JAN 26 – Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro in collaboration with Mundo Gardens: The Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro is a free conference that aims to raise consciousness with middle and high school age youth about a diverse range of topics relating to empowerment, environmental and social justice, Zapatismo and defending human rights. There will be workshops, speakers and entertainment. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bell Middle School, 620 Briarwood Rd, San Diego, 92139. 8:30 – 2:30p. For more information: enerozapatistayouthencuentro@gmail.com

JAN 26 – Enero Zapatista 2019 Closing: This is the last event of Enero Zapatista 2019. There will be art, vendors, performances, food and more! The lineup will be announced soon! Come join us for this celebration. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, 92101. 6:00p-10:00p. For more info: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

2018 Enero Zapatista Calendar

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CHANGES TO CALENDAR: FIOB event on 1/18 has been cancelled and Hormigas event on 1/19 has location TBA due to upcoming tour of the Congreso Indigena de Gobierno.

JAN 5 –  Enero Zapatista 2018 Opening: Join us for the first event of Enero Zapatista 2018. The event is free and will feature a panel discussion. Snacks for children will be provided. World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego CA 5:30p-9:00p

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JAN 12 – Enero Zapatista 2018 Art Opening Reception:  The opening reception will celebrate the work of contributing visual artists from 6:00p-9:00. Exhibition will run Jan 12, 2018 – Feb 3, 2018. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego. For more info: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

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JAN 13 – Peace & Dignity Journey Fireside Chat and discussion on various mis/understandings of the concept of Aztlán. We will focus on advancing Chicana/o self-determination while recognizing Kumeyaay autonomy. Chicano Park 2:00-4:00p. More info: roberto@decolonialtranslation.com

JAN 19 – Hormigas Autónomas y Rebeldes: Presentation on the Indigenous Governing Council’s (CIG) decision to have its spokesperson Maria de Jesus Patricio Martínez (aka Marichuy) be an independent presidential candidate in the 2018 Mexico elections. Community dialogue on local autonomy will follow. Location TBA. 6:00-9:30p. For more info: lunaguichil@gmail.com

JAN 20 – The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, Documentary Showing/Q&A with Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape): The film tells the story of how 15th Century Vatican documents resulted in a tragic global momentum of domination and dehumanization that led to law systems being used against Original Nations and Peoples to this day. Peace Resource Center, 3850 Westgate Place San Diego, CA 92105. 6:00-8:00p enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

JAN 20 – Palestinian Youth Movement San Diego & Collective Zapatista: Break Down Borders 5K: We invite community to participate in the 5th annual run/walk event to highlight the injustices happening at imperialist, colonial borders that function to steal indigenous lands and divide our communities. Larsen Field, 4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, CA. 9:00am. More info: breakdownborders@gmail.com

JAN 21 – CREA (Conciencia Rebelde En Acción): Lets be real, organizing spaces are not immune to patriarchal, heteronormative and hyper-masculine attitudes and actions. We will engage each other in dialogue and practice/exchange ways to heal, potluck style. 12:00p-2:00p. For more info: crea.sd17@gmail.com, www.crea-sd17.webs.com

JAN 24 – Environmental Justice and Decolonization: As a settler-colonial nation, the United States occupies indigenous land and it continues to seize/pollute native land and water, as seen through the Dakota Access Pipeline violence at Standing Rock in 2016-2017 – one of the many examples of settler violence. Land/water/air/fire justice is crucial for decolonization and for the defense and repatriation of indigenous land and life. Zapatista autonomy has shown us that land, water, and life are intimately connected and must be protected and renewed. How do we take these lessons into our own movements?

By focusing on indigenous and POC activism, we will discuss the possibilities and limits of environmental justice struggles locally and globally, including: San Diego-Tijuana border pollution & toxicity, Los Angeles/Bay Area activism, and South American anti-colonial struggles for water.

PANELISTS:
Carolina Martinez, Environmental Health Coalition San Diego
Marlene Brito-Millan, Marine Biologist & Solidarity Activist with South America’s Water Struggles
Oscar Gutierrez, LA/Bay Area Environmental Justice Activist

*Theater holds only 50 seats. First-come, first serve by ticket registration: https://goo.gl/forms/7wZTGgzyQbfWaC7V2

Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 at 7:00p-9:00p

JAN 26 –Raíces sin Fronteras: Madres, padres y estudiantes de Ayotzinapa no están solas. Lo dijimos antes, lo decimos hoy, lo decimos lxs zapatistxs, lo recordamos y se lo gritamos al gobierno mexicano asesino. Consulado de México en San Diego. 1549 India St., San Diego, CA 92101. 6:30a-8:30a

JAN 26 – CommUnity Potluck Organizing Committee: We invite all individuals, organizations, collectives, artists and activists to come together in the spirit of conviviality and share the work we each do with the rest of the community. We envision this as an open space and open mic. There will be a potluck supper to enjoy with the community. Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101. 7:00p-10:00p   For more info: lunaguichil@gmail.com

JAN 27 – Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro: The Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro is a free conference that aims to raise consciousness with youth about a diverse range of topics relating to empowerment, leadership development, social justice, Zapatismo and defending human rights. There will be workshops, speakers and entertainment, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Bell Middle School, 620 Briarwood Rd, San Diego, 92139, 9:00a-2:00p. More info: enerozapatistayouthencuentro@gmail.com

JAN 27 – Enero Zapatista 2018 Closing: This is the last event of Enero Zapatista 2018. There will be art, vendors, performances, food and more! The lineup will be announced soon! Come join us for this celebration. Centro Cultural de la Raza 2004 Park Blvd 92101 6:00p-10:00p. For more info: enerozapatistasd@gmail.com

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