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


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


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.

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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2015 Enero Zapatista Closing


This is the last event of Enero Zapatista 2015. There will be performances, art, vendors, food and more! $7-10 donation is requested, although no one will be turned away. All funds raised will go to supporting indigenous struggles in Mexico and the Casa De Cultura Obrera. Come join us for this celebration of resistance from below!

Red Warrior Drummers
elrío (http://vimeo.com/24539457)
Olmeca (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csqMy7YVW7E)
Amir Rabiyah
Odessa Kane (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5M48xsfGU)
Fe Evaone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHgLhd-K7xE)
Nataanii Means (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW7cLgozECc)

2015 Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro


On Saturday, January 31, MAAC Community Charter School will be hosting the Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro, a free popular education conference for middle school, high school and community college age youth. There will be workshops led by local and out-of-town facilitators on a diverse range of topics relating to self-determination, Zapatismo and defending human rights, as well as a speakers, entertainment and food (adults are kindly requested to sponsor a youth by donating $5 for their vegetarian catered lunch).

The Youth Encuentro is part of Enero Zapatista, a month-long series of politically and culturally conscious events in San Diego that commemorate the uprising of the Zapatistas in January 1994. It is organized by community groups and individuals and is currently in its eleventh year. We seek to continue the lucha/fight locally, globally, and glocally, always growing and reflecting towards “a world in which many worlds fit”!

The MAAC Community Charter School (MCCS) has spent the past 13 years aiming to meet the needs of “at-promise” students who have been marginalized or pushed out of traditional high schools. MCCS uses critical pedagogy, the arts, restorative justice and multiple youth development opportunities to engage non-traditional learners and support them in taking ownership of their educational path.

Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro Schedule

9 -10 am Registration and Breakfast

10 – 10:45 am

Introduction to the MAAC by Tommy Ramirez, MCCS Dean of Students

Introduction to Zapatismo and Keynote Speaker by MCCS ACLU GO! Students

Keynote Speech by Norma Chavez, Director ACLU

Musical Inspiration by Chunky Sanchez

10:45 am – 12 pm Morning workshop session

Before You Enlist – The Real Deal on Joining the Military by Project YANO (Project on Youth & Non-Military Opportunities)

Arte en Acción / Art in Action by Chunky Sanchez

Zapatismo Poetry: Social Justice Poetry from Below by Jim Moreno (La Gracia)

Indigenous Resistance through Ceremony and Running by Peace and Dignity Journeys

Design for Social Change: Radical Political Stenciling by XALE

Immigrant Rights for Youth by ACLU

12 – 1 pm Lunch with entertainment by Trash Axis, politically-conscious folk punk

1 – 2:15 pm Afternoon workshop session


Urban Gardening: Utilizing Herbs for Healing & Seedbombs by Greely Gardens & Joanna Yanez

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want Your Revolution: Protest Music by Forest Borie, Charlie Mejia and James Cameron

Zapatismo & Transformative Organizing by Olmeca

Global Resistance to Neoliberal Capitalism through Ilustration and Popular Education by the Beehive Collective

Know Your Rights with the Police and ICE by ACLU GO!

Chicano Park: Past, Present and Future by Hector Villegas (Chicano Park Steering Committee)

2:15 – 2:30 pm Sendoff/Call to Action

Performances by Olmeca and MCCS student musicians