2015 Enero Zapatista Events

enerozapatistacalendar2015JAN 2  Enero Zapatista 2015 Opening: Join us for the first event of Enero Zapatista 2015 hosted by MEChA at Lincoln High School! The event features 5 short films about local and global struggles that intersect. A discussion will follow the films and there will be free food. Black Box Theater @ Lincoln High School. 4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

JAN 10 Black & Pink: Film screening of Cruel & Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison and discussion on Black & Pink’s stance on prison abolition and what that means in our communities. Activist Center- 4246 Whitman Ave at 7pm.

JAN 11 Mujeres en Resistencia: What is the relationship between social justice and love? We will convene a space for self-identified womyn of color to dialogue closely around love, relationships, politics, and the power dynamics among all. Join us! Arte con Safos Gallery (inside Bread & Salt).1955 Julian Ave, San Diego 92113. 12:00-3pm

JAN 16 Party for Socialism & Liberation and KmB San Diego: Film Screening and discussion about The Golf War. A story about the peasant struggle in the Philippines. Pillars of Community Outreach Center, 6431 Imperial Avenue, San Diego 92114

JAN 22 Association of Raza Educators: ARE will have a guest speaker to present a Political Education piece on the Decolonization of Education. Jacobs Center Room 347 303 Euclid Ave, San Diego 92114 at 6pm

JAN 23 San Diego Indymedia: A screening of the independent film Greening the Revolution, about the profit-centered food system waging a war on the world’s poor and the resistance of farmers and workers, will be followed by a discussion of the roles of land and independent media in creating revolutionary change. See the film trailer here: http://vimeo.com/97368178. Metate Infoshop- Harvey Milk Street, between Centre and Normal, look for the red lights! 7:00p

JAN 24 Colectivo Zapatista & Palestinian Youth Movement San Diego: We invite community to participate in a run/walk event to highlight the injustices happening at imperialist, colonial borders that function to steal our indigenous lands and divide our communities. Larsen Field, 4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92173 at 9:30am.

JAN 24 Peace and Dignity Journeys: This event will combine ceremony, music, dance, a film, stories from runners from past journeys and elders, and food in an event celebrating Peace and Dignity Journeys, an indigenous run spanning the continent, and honoring the land we are on. World Beat Center. 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101 3:00-6:00pm

JAN 26 Unión del Barrio: Reading and discussion on the Condor Literary Magazine on the question of imperialism throughout Latin America. Centro Aztlán Marco Anguiano, 2078 Logan Ave. San Diego, 92113  6:00pm

JAN 30 Association of Chicana Activists: Come and join A.Ch.A. in a dialogue about the different challenges and struggles that womyn face when immigrating to the U.S.  We will be screening a film and will be having different activities throughout the event. Location and Time are TBD. Please see the Enero Zapatista site for more details.

JAN 31 MAAC Community Charter School: We will be hosting the Enero Zapatista Youth Encuentro including workshops led by local and out-of-town facilitators on a diverse range of topics relating to self-determination. There will also be food and entertainment! MAAC Community Charter School, 1385 Third Ave, San Diego 91911

JAN 31 Enero Zapatista 2015 Closing: This is the last event of Enero Zapatista 2015. There will be Art, Food, Vendors, and Performances and more! The lineup will be announced soon! Come join us for this celebration. Centro Cultural de la Raza 2004 Park Blvd 92101 from 6:00p-11:00p.

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Participating groups & organizations

Association of Chicana Activists (AChA) is a womyn empowerment organization founded in SDSU that promotes higher education focusing on young womyn of color and social justice. Contact info: sdsuacha at gmail dot com

Association of Raza Educators: Our organization focuses on educational issues in San Diego. We attempt to ensure education is used as a tool to help with the liberation of our people in San Diego, and across California. Contact info: aresandiego94 at gmail dot com

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing. Contact info: sandiego at blackandpink dot org

Colectivo Zapatista is a community organization made up of students, youth, workers and parents who work towards collectivism, self-sufficiency, self-determination and co-powerment. Contact information: colectivozapatistainfo at gmail dot com

KmB Pro Peaople Youth San Diego is a comprehensive grassroots organization dedicated to educating, organizing and mobilizing for the rights and welfare of Filipino youth in the United States. Through collective leadership, progressive culture and community engagement, we strive to reclaim and re-root to the true history of the Filipino people to better understand how our local and personal issues are interconnected with the struggles of our people in our Philippine homeland. We support the struggle for justice, peace and genuine liberation of the Filipino people. We believe in developing and strengthening our partnerships with our allies in the community to advance the empowerment of the youth and community to create systemic change. Contact info: sdpropeopleyouth at gmail dot com

MEChA at Lincoln HS: Lincoln MEChA is not your typical high school MEChA. Instead of being just a “club”, it is a student organization that stays true to its historical roots of activism and organizing. El Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan de Lincoln High School focuses on education and liberation of our communities!

MAAC Community Charter School (MCCS) has spent the past 13 years attempting 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. Contact info: kweinberg at maacproject dot org

Mujeres en Resistencia is an autonomous group of Xicana & Mexicana womyn formed in March 2007. Rooted in traditional Mexican dance styles, our zapateado rebelde is inspired by feminist and Zapatista movements. We dance to ritmos conscientes to connect struggles and strengthen community. Our protesta echoes the sounds of a people’s resistance against systems of oppression. Contact information: mujeresenresistencia.sd at gmail dot com

Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) is a transnational, independent, grassroots movement of young Palestinians in Palestine and in exile worldwide as a result of the ongoing colonization of our homeland.  PYM assumes a joint-struggle framework and works to cultivate local Palestinian and Arab youth while engaging in cross-movement building.  We work to make connections between our struggle for liberation transnationally by centering the most marginalized and oppressed communities locally. Contact info: pym.sandiego at gmail dot com

Party for Socialism and Liberation is a working-class party of leaders and activists from many different struggles, founded to promote the movement for revolutionary change. The Party for Socialism and Liberation seeks to bring together leaders and organizers from the many struggles taking place across the country. The most crucial requirement for membership is the dedication to undertake this most important and most necessary of all tasks– building a new revolutionary workers’ party in the heart of world imperialism. At the same time as we aim for revolution in this country, we stand for defense of the existing workers states, the national liberation movements, and for workers and oppressed people around the world. The magnitude of our tasks will be matched by our determination to win. Contact information: sandiego at pslweb dot org

Peace and Dignity Journeys was started in 1992 to continue in the spirit of the traditions of our ancestors. Every four years Indigenous communities all over North, Central and South America witness and partake in the tradition of receiving runners with ceremonies unique to their community, sharing stories, song, dance, and the wisdom that comes from community elders and ceremony. Peace and Dignity Journeys runners start simultaneously from both ends of the continent, traversing the entire continent by foot from community to community and joining together for a final gathering in the center. Contact info: Tommy Ramirez 619-203-3714

Jornadas de Paz y Dignidad se inicio en el año 1992 para continuar con el espíritu de las tradiciones de nuestros ancestral. Cada cuatro años las comunidades indígenas de todo el Norte, Centro y Sur América han sido testigos y han participado en la tradición de recibir a los corredores espirituales con ceremonias únicos de sus comunidades, compartiendo cuentos, cantos, danzas, y la sabiduría que viene de los ancianos de los comunidades y la ceremonia. Los corredores de las Jornadas de Paz y Dignidad comienzan a correr simultáneamente desde ambos extremos del continente, atravesando todo el continente de Abya Yala a pie de comunidad a comunidad uniendo todos los rezos para una reunión ceremonial del Aguila y del Cóndor en el Centro. Contact info: Tommy Ramirez 619-203-3714

San Diego Indymedia is an anarchist collective seeking to collaborate with communities and activists to challenge all forms of illegitimate authority using technology, the internet and all means at our disposal. We are part of a network of Independent Media Centers worldwide, and act in solidarity with our compas across the globe through this network. Contact info: sandiego.indymedia at yahoo dot com Visit: http://sandiego.indymedia.org

San Diego Indymedia es un colectivo anarquista que buscan colaborar con las comunidades y los activistas a desafiar todas las formas de autoridad ilegítima mediante la tecnología, Internet y todos los medios a nuestra disposición. Somos parte de una red de centros independientes de los medios en todo el mundo, y actuar en solidaridad con nuestros compás de todo el mundo a través de esta red. Contact info: sandiego.indymedia at yahoo dot com Visit: http://sandiego.indymedia.org

Union del Barrio is an independent political organization with an all-volunteer membership that is entirely self-financed dedicated to struggle on behalf working people living within the current borders of the United States. Contact info: 619-923-3685 or info_sd at uniondelbarrio dot org


2014 Enero Zapatista Calendar

2014 Enero Zapatista Calendar 2014 calendar

January 3 Enero Zapatista 2014 Opening

Join us for the first event of Enero Zapatista 2014! The event feature “Flor en Otomi”, a film about Dení Prieto Stock who was killed by the Mexican army along with four of her comrades in the FLN. A discussion will follow the film and there will be free food. Sherman Heights Community Center 2258 Island Ave. San Diego 92102 from 5:00p-8:30p.

January 4 Comunidades de Derechos Humanos de Fallbrook

This is a hike of Battle Mountain in North County that serves as an introduction to the history of white supremacy in this region and the anticolonial response from Native and Mexican people over the last 240 years. A short but tough hike with a steep climb. Park on the street near the start of Battle Mountain Trail. 18390 Reata Way, San Diego, CA 92128. 8am-10am. For more info, call or text (760) 468-4519.

January 9 “Escuelita Zapatista: Sembrando la Autonomia” presented by Association of Raza Educators

A compañera who participated in the Escuelita will share her experiences and discuss the role of learning in the construction of autonomy and creating a world beyond neoliberalism and coloniality in the Escuelita Zapatista.

January 10 Film Screening: “Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu Jamal” presented by Party for Socialism & Liberation

Voz Alta 1754 National Ave, San Diego, CA 92113 from 6:00p-8:00p.

January 12 “Touch One! Touch All!” presented by InPDUM San Diego

African Internationalism teaches that Africans living in the region of Aztlan that was taken over by colonial settlers have a two part struggle. One part is liberated and fighting for African self-determination and the other part is building an alliance with the indigenous people to take back occupied Mexico. World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, 92101 5:00p.

January 15 “This System doesn’t serve our People: We need to build our own Party!!” presented by Unión del Barrio

Just like the EZLN, Union del Barrio has come to the conclusion that the current political system does not serve our pueblo. Come join us in a dialog and help us a build a revolutionary party that truly represents our people! Centro Aztlán Marco Anguiano, 2078 Logan Ave. San Diego, 92113 from 6p-8p.

January 17 Film Screening of “Maquilapolis” presented by Association of Chicana Activists

Because of NAFTA, capitalism, and cooperate greed, many workers in Tijuana, B.C, Mx. suffer from medical problems, poverty, and other atrocities that workers on the US side of the US-Mexico border would never put up with. Join us as we hear the voices of workers in maquilas and as we discuss about solutions and responsibility. Location is in Cholula Community Center in the San Diego State University campus, next to Remington Road next to the Cross Cultural Center and across the street from the Tony Gwynn Stadium  from 6p-8p.

January 18 “Border Control, Surveillance and repression: Community Grassroots Responses to Immigration Reform” presented by Palestinian Youth Movement

This talk will discuss the implications of the debates of the 2013 immigration reform on Arab and Muslim communities and how proposed reforms will impact peoples day to day lives. It will also examine historical and transnational dimensions of militarization, border policing, criminalization, surveillance and entrapment. Centro Aztlán Marco Anguiano, 2078 Logan Ave, San Diego, 92113 at 6:00p

January 19 Break Down Borders Walk/Run presented by Colectivo Zapatista & Palestinian Youth Movement

We invite community to participate in a run/walk event to highlight the injustices happening at imperialist, colonial borders that function to steal our indigenous lands and divide our communities. Larsen Field, 4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92173 at 9:30am.

January 21 Film Screening “Sa Ngalan ng Tubo” (In the Name of Sugar) presented by KmB San Diego & Guerilla Words

The film highlights the class struggle between the sugar farm workers/peasants and the abusive landlords of Hacienda Luisita and the oppressive Philippines government. The film emphasizes the importance of why we must dare to struggle, organize and fight back against the greedy corrupt capitalist/imperialist landlords and to not accept poverty and enslavement as a way of life. Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St, San Diego CA 92114. 6:00-7:30pm

January 23 “And the Dream Never Came, Reclaiming our Realities as Migrantes Fronterizos” presented by San Diego Immigrant Youth Collective

Come join us in community dialogue as we collectively break down our experience as migrantes fronterizos, & the concept of the American Dream!

January 24 SPACES Event has been cancelled

January 24 “White Solidarity or White Opportunism?” presented by Uhuru Solidarity Movement

Oftentimes white people want to support the issues of oppressed people, but do not know how they can take a principled stand of solidarity, leading to opportunism. This workshop discusses the difference between solidarity and opportunism, and provide solutions. The event location is TBD and is from 6p-8p

January 25 Enero Zapatista 2014 Closing

This is the last event of Enero Zapatista. There will be Art, Food, Vendors, Performances and more! The lineup will be announced soon! Come join us for this celebration. Centro Cultural de la Raza 2004 Park Blvd 92101 from 6:00p-11:00p.

2014 Enero Zapatista Artist Call-Out

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We encourage you to submit an art piece that is ZAPATISTA INSPIRED for the closing event of Enero Zapatista 2014! The artwork will be installed in the gallery at the Centro Cultural de la Raza. Each artist is required to fill out this exhibition form in order to participate. The form needs to be submitted by December 15, 2013. The artwork needs to be dropped off between December 16 – December 19 from 5-7p at the Centro Cultural de la Raza. If these dates and times do not work for you, please contact the committee to schedule a time to drop off your artwork. Please have the artwork ready to hang!

Se les invita a mostrar una obra de arte inspirada por el Zapatismo para el evento de clausura de Enero Zapatista 2014. Las obras se instalarán en la galería del Centro Cultural de la Raza. Se requiere que cada artista llene este formulario de exposiciones para participar. El formulario debe ser entregado para el 15 de diciembre 2013. La obra de arte debe ser entregada entre el 16 y 19 de diciembre en el Centro Cultural de la Raza, de 5pm-7pm. Si estas fechas y horario no le funcionan, favor de comunicarse con el comite de enero zapatista para coordinar. Favor de tener a la obra lista para colgar.

Click here for the form: Enero Z 2014 Exhibition Entry Form

2013 Enero Zapatista Calendar

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Enero Zapatista 2013 Calendar-page-001January 4 Enero Zapatista Opening Event

Join us for the first event of Enero Zapatista. The event will open with the film screening of “The Fourth World War,” a documentary that portrays movements resisting globalization around the world. The film looks at popular struggles in Argentina, South Africa, Korea, Palestine, and their relation to Zapatismo in Chiapas. There will be a discussion and speakers after the film. Food will also be provided. Sherman Heights Community Center 2258 Island Ave. San Diego 92102 from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

January 10 “Triangle of Terror and Hope: Educators in Struggle to Preserve Culture” presented by Association of Raza Educators (ARE)

ARE will present a political education on the connections between the struggles for cultural preservation in educational spaces. This presentation will specifically look at the Zapatista autonomous schools in southern México, the attack on Arizona’s Mexican-American Studies program and the local struggle for self-determination. Jacob’s Center-Community Room 404 Euclid Ave. San Diego, CA 92114 from 5:30pm-8:00pm. For more info email:aresandiego@yahoo.com

January 12 Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012 Presents: Honoring the Water

Peace and Dignity Journeys occur every four years and start with indigenous runners in opposite ends of the continents (Chickaloon, Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina). They run for six months through hundreds of indigenous communities where they participate in their respective spiritual practices and traditions; spark dialogue on the issue of peace and dignity for Indigenous Peoples; model their responsibility to Mother Earth, Father Sky, communities, and themselves; and receive the community’s prayers. These prayers are conversations and are then carried to proceeding communities until the runners reach the center of the hemisphere. Join us January 12, 2013 at 4:00pm to listen to the story of the runners who carried these prayers in honor of the water. Location to be announced. For updates please visit our Facebook: facebook.com/groups/pdj2012/ or contact Karinna at (619) 816-0133

January 13 Film Screening: “Schooling the World- The White Man’s Last Burden” presented by Universidad de la Tierra Califas Sur

UniTierra Califas Sur is a temporary autonomous zone of knowledge production aimed at creating spaces of convivial learning, using zapatismo and horizontal discussions in conjunction with Universidad de la Tierra in Oaxaca, Chiapas, San Jose, and Los Angeles. This film will discuss the concept of “education” as a colonial system vs. communal learning. There will be a dialogue after the film. UCSD Raza Resource Centro 9500 Gilman Dr. 92093 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Contact Leslie Quintanilla: ljquinta@gmail.com for more info.

January 14 “Borders and their Impacts” presented by Student Sustainability Collective

A speakers panel will focus on: how borders become recognized and who legitimizes borders between nations, the environmental consequences of borders with an emphasis on the US/Mexico Border, and a case study on Palestine and the ways in which the wall/border there affects indigenous communities. Speakers include: José Fusté and Lila Sharif. Great Hall UCSD 9500 Gilman Dr. 92093 from 7:00pm-9:00pm.

January 16 “In the Time of the Butterflies: La Historia de las Hermanas Mirabal” presented by Association of Chicana Activists (A.Ch.A)

This is an evening in which Association of Chicana Activists will screen the movie “In the Time of the Butterflies” to learn and discuss about a true story that took part in the 1940s and 50s. The three young Mirabal sisters compromised themselves to fight against Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship of the Dominican Republic government. Their revolution sets a great change in the lives of the Dominican people to find justice and hope for a nation’s future. [The film is in English with Spanish subtitles]. Location: Centro Aztlán Marco Anguiano 2078 Logan Ave. San Diego at 6:00pm.

January 17 “Invisible Borders” presented by Student Sustainability Collective

Student Sustainability Collective invites you to a talk about how and why “ghettos” get constructed within cities, and what borders exist between urban and suburban areas within cities. Price Center East UCSD 9500 Gilman Dr. 92093 from 5:00pm-8:00pm.

January 18 “In the Wrong Body, En el Cuerpo Equivocado” presented by The Party for Socialism & Liberation

A new landmark film from Cuba “In the Wrong Body” (“En el Cuerpo Equivocado”), produced in 2010, in Spanish with English subtitles, was directed by Marilyn Solaya.The film tells the moving story of Mavi Susel, the first transgender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation, in 1988.This unique film documents the personal struggle of Cuban Mavi Susel for full gender expression through sex reassignment surgery. It also provides a broader picture of the education and development of a scientific understanding of homophobia and its history, and the application of principles of true equality and democracy in socialist Cuba. Canvas for a Cause 3705 10th Ave. Top Floor, 92103 San Diego, CA at 6:00pm. For More Info: sandiego@pslweb.org

January 19 Trip to US/Mexico Border

The Student Sustainability Collective invites you to a trip to the US/Mexico Border, with a professor, to physically see the impacts of the wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Location and time to be announced.

January 19 ¡Al Carajo Con Walmart y Los Políticos! Presented by Colectivo Zapatista

Colectivo Zapatista invites you to a dialogue and to see “Gualmart,” a short film that tells the story of community members and their experiences while trying to survive the negative effects of a corporate giant. El Colectivo Zapatista te invita a un diálogo y a ver “Gualmart,” una película que cuenta la historia de varios miembros de la comunidad y sus experiencias mientras tratan de sobrevivir los efectos negativos de una corporación grande. Centro Aztlán Marco Anguiano 2078 Logan Ave. San Diego at 6:00pm. For more information email colectivozapatista@yahoo.com

 January 23 Film Screening: “The Sixth Sun” presented by Student Affirmative Action Committee (SAAC)

The Student Affirmative Action Committee (SAAC) invites you to the film screening and dialogue of the “The Sixth Sun,” a film that examines the events during and following the Zapatista upraising in Chiapas in 1994. Location: Cross-Cultural Center, Comunidad Room at UCSD 9500 Gilman Dr. 92093 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. For more information contact: makamil@gmail.com or jennifermaldon@gmail.com

January 24 “Aquí Se Respira Lucha” presented by UCSD Student Worker Collective

“We see the beautiful homes. The hedges are trimmed, the gardens are perfect, but who maintains all this? Who looks after it? And do we treat the workers with the dignity they deserve?” Ramiro Gomez, an artist and nanny will be discussing and presenting some of his artwork of life-size cardboard cutouts of nannies, gardeners, and housekeepers. He strategically places his art around the affluent areas of Los Angeles in efforts to make visible the labor of Latin@ workers that is often taken for granted and made invisible. UCSD Raza Resource Centro 9500 Gilman Dr, San Diego, 92093 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.


January 25 “A Celebration of Resistance” presented by MAAC Human Rights Circle

MAAC Community Charter School will be hosting an evening celebrating resistance from below and to the left around the world. Music, videos and snacks/refreshments will be provided. See you then! MAAC Community Charter School, 1385 Third Avenue, 91911 Chula Vista at 6:00pm.

January 26 Enero Zapatista Closing Event

This is the last event of Enero Zapatista. There will be Art, Food (veggie taquiza), Vendors, and performances by Olmeca, Mujeres En Resistencia, Cihuatl Ce, and more! Come join us for this celebration. Centro Cultural de la Raza 2004 Park Blvd 92101 from 6:00pm-11:00pm.

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2012 Enero Zapatista Closing Celebration

Pictures provided by Colectivo Zapatista. Reflections are by organizers of the 2012 Enero Zapatista.

Kuttin Kandi

What is the connection between Hip Hop and White Supremacy? Or between Congo and Ciudad Juarez? Computer music and Palestine? It was amazing to see how much and how many different struggles can connect to each other across time and space. And to see how many people connected to each other in all events. Enero Zapatista 2012 opened with the Red Warriors drummers and their impressive chants: the depth of their voices prepared us for a month of deep reflection and debate. Enero 2012 closed with Mujeres en Resistencia and their powerful choreography: the clanking of their knives resonated with the sharpness of Zapatista radical politics, throwing us straight into the future.


My favorite part of Enero Zapatista was seeing our compas Olmeca and Cihuatl-Ce perform at the Centro during the Closing Celebration. Although it has been a few years since the last time they performed together at Enero Zapatista, they conveyed a message that the struggle never stopped and that we have to continue adapting so that a new world can be built in the shell of the old, as the Wobblies would say. Olmeca commented that he is always energized by Enero Zapatista, because there are not many events in LA that are cultural celebrations of organizing from below and to the left. It made me proud that, in a city that sometimes feels like a little sister to the metropolis up north, we are able to come together every year, strengthen our connections and carry out events that have a true impact.


Sabado 28 de Enero del 2012, una tarde en la cual familias puedieran estar tomando su fin de semana descansando, y cenando junt@s, muchas personas acudieron al Centro Cultural de la Raza en el parke Balboa de San Diego para participar en algo que no sale de lo usual del año nuevo; una celebracion. Una celebracion con un mensaje diferente; el mensaje de los Zapatistas. Durante todo el mes varias organizaciones y personas individuales se juntaron para organizar eventos en homenaje al levantamiento Zapatista del 1ro de Enero de 1994, y el cierre de Enero Zapatista fue la culminacion. El ambiente era calido, la musica energetica, y los tacos bien chingones. La musica rebotaba de las paredes y penetraba los oidos de l@s estudiantes, padres, hij@s, herman@s, prim@s, sobrin@s, y asta un@ que otro abuelit@ y bebit@. Desde las 6 asta las 11, el centro estaba retacado asta las orillas de gente, todas las personas acudieron a este evento que fue organizado por y para la comunidad, no por y para la satisfacion de solo una(s) (cuantas) persona(s). El proposito era simple, toma tu propio destino, organizate y a tu comunidad, no dependas de l@s politicos que hacen campañas y prometen cosas que nunca cumple solo para ser elejid@s, toma tu futuro en tus manos y crea tu propio destino, y no olvides a tu comunidad.

Merchandise tables

The room was warm and full of life. Saturday of January 28, 2012, an evening during which families could be eating at home, watching tv, or resting at home decided to spend their night doing something typical of the new year, celebrating. Celebrating a different message; the message of the Zapatistas. This closing event for Enero Zapatista was a culmination of a monthlong series of events organized by different organizations and individuals to commemorate the uprising of the EZLN in January 1, 1994. This celebration at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park was full from 6pm to 11pm, the time the event ended. Through the night, performers and speakers shared a message of cultural identity, and resistance to discrimination, and to take your future into your own hands, to make your own decisions regardless of what politicians who run platforms in order to get votes promise you, to later “forget”. Never forget where you came from.

Mujeres en Resistencia

This was my first time organizing and taking part of an event. Thanks who made this experience the best. It was heart warming to see all of our companier@s as well as new people. Especially the last event where it was jam pack of our brothers and sisters of different nationality. VIVA LOS COMPANIIER@S EN LUCHA!

Organizers signing Himno Zapatista


Steel Monarchs

Olmeca Roots