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

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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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2015 Enero Zapatista Closing

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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!

Performers
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)