2015 Enero Zapatista Closing Vendor Form

Vendor Form:  If you wish to be a vendor during our Closing Event, Saturday, January 31st, please complete this form:


Enero Zapatista is a month-long series of political and culturally conscious events in San Diego that commemorate the uprising of the Zapatistas in January 1994.  These series will take place this upcoming January 2015.

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 (Mexico).  They denounced injustices, like NAFTA, the humiliation and genocide of the indigenous peoples, neoliberalism, the World Bank, and the increasing sore 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 people on a local and global scale. They work in humble and dignified ways to fight towards “a world in which many worlds fit.”

This year, we will be celebrating the 11th Annual of Enero Zapatista for San Diego and the 21 years of resistance since the 1994 Zapatista uprising. ¡Que Viva La Lucha Comunal! 

We invite communities outside of San Diego County who stand with our Zapatista brothers and sisters to create and organize spaces/events throughout the month of January that transcends borders.

Let’s continue this lucha/fight that affects everyone on a local and global scale!

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).

Across the world, no matter what age, sexual orientations, abilities, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and many other social categories, we must not let el mal gobierno (the bad government) divide us! We all must unite! ✊

For more information on the planning meetings on Enero Zapatista in San Diego, please contact enerozapatistasd at gmail dot com

Enero Zapatista es una serie de eventos de un mes de los acontecimientos políticos y culturalmente conscientes en San Diego que conmemoran el alzamiento de los zapatistas en enero de 1994. Estas series se llevará a cabo este próximo enero de 2015. El 1 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). Denunciaron injusticias, como el NAFTA, la humillación y el genocidio de los pueblos indígenas, el neoliberalismo, el Banco Mundial, y la creciente brecha de dolor entre los ricos y los pobres. Exigieron el derecho a la tierra, la vida, la educación, la autonomía, la autodeterminación y la dignidad. A día de hoy, las comunidades zapatistas siguen organizando e involucrando a la gente en una escala local y global. Actúan de forma humilde y digna para luchar hacia “un mundo en el que quepan muchos mundos.” Este año, vamos a celebrar la 11 ª edición de Enero Zapatista de San Diego y los 21 años de resistencia desde el levantamiento zapatista de 1994. ¡Que Viva La Lucha Comunal! Invitamos a las comunidades fuera del Condado de San Diego que se paran con nuestros hermanos y hermanas zapatistas para crear y organizar espacios / eventos durante todo el mes de enero, que trasciende las fronteras. Vamos a continuar esta lucha / pelea que afecta a todo el mundo en una escala local y global! Organizaciones / personas participantes deben tener eventos que sustentan el zapatismo (es decir, la autodeterminación, el anticapitalismo y antiimperialismo). Los eventos deben ser un espacio seguro para todos (sin alcohol o drogas). En todo el mundo, sin importar la edad, sexuales orientaciones, las habilidades, la religión, el origen étnico, la nacionalidad, y muchas otras categorías sociales, no debemos dejar que el gobierno malo (el mal gobierno) dividirnos! Todos tenemos que unirnos! Para obtener más información sobre las reuniones de planificación de Enero zapatista en San Diego, por favor póngase en contacto con: enerozapatistasd at gmail dot com


2015 Enero Zapatista Artist Callout

Hola a todxs!

It’s that time of the year again – the 11th annual Enero Zapatista is only 2 months away! The closing event will be at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park on Saturday, January 31, and as always, we are looking for inspiring art to fill the gallery.

We encourage you to submit an art piece for the closing event of Enero Zapatista 2015! The exhibition theme is “Intersectionality: Identities as Resistance”. Many of us carry multiple identities– some of these identities have been assigned to us, some have been chosen by us and some have been reclaimed as part of our resistance against a system that attempts to fragment us and exploit our differences. We envision this exhibition being one that celebrates our differences without dismissing them. What intersectional identities do you carry?

The artwork will be installed in the gallery at the Centro Cultural de la Raza. Each artist is required to fill outthis exhibition form in order to participate. The form needs to be submitted by January 4, 2015. The artwork needs to be dropped off between January 6th-January 8th between 6-8pm 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!

The artist form can be found and filled out here:


If you don’t like or can’t use Google forms (Google is evil, after all), you can send an email to enerozapatistasd at gmail dot com, copy and paste the questions from this PDF to the email, answer them and send it to us. If you need additional info or have more questions, please send us an email.

Looking forward to another amazing Enero!

EZ Network

Se les invita a mostrar una obra de arte inspirada por el Zapatismo para el evento de clausura de Enero Zapatista 2015. El tema de este año es “Interseccsionalidad: Identidades como Resistencia.” Much@s de nosotr@s tenemos múltiples identidades- algunas de estas se nos han dado, unas las hemos escojido y otras reclamadas como parte de nuestra resistencia del sistema que intenta fragmentarn@s y explotar nuestras diferencias.

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 4 de enero, 2015. La obra de arte debe ser entregada entre el 6 y 8 de Enero durante las 6PM a 8PM en el Centro Cultural de la Raza. Si estas fechas y horario no le funcionan, favor de comunicarse con el comite de enero zapatista para coordinar otro horario. Favor de tener la obra lista para colgar.

La forma de artistas se encuentra aqui:


Si no te gusta o no puedes usar a formas de Google (Google es del infierno, de todas formas), existe la opcion de mandar un correo a enerozapatistasd at gmail dot com, copiar y pegar las preguntas de este PDF, contestarlas y mandarlo a nosotros. Si ocupas mas informacion o tienes mas preguntas, por favor, mandanos un correo.

Esperando con anticipacion a otro Enero increible!

La Red de EZ

2015 Enero Zapatista Opening Event

Hola Pueblo!

Please join us for the celebration of the 11th Annual Enero Zapatista, a month-long series of events. We will host the opening event on Friday, January 2nd, 2015 from 6:00pm – 9:15pm at Lincoln High School, in the Blackbox Theater (4777 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92113).

We will begin by breaking bread together and partaking in a community potluck. After sharing food together, there will be a screening of several short films that address various community struggles and concerns. Shortly after watching the films, we will engage in an open dialogue and discuss these issues with members of our community.
This event is the first of a month-long series of events that commemorate and celebrate the Zapatista uprising of 1994.**There will be food, music, and good conversation!
**Community organizations will be tabling with information about the work that they do and possibly selling some dope merchandise!


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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.

2013 Closing


Saturday, January 26, 6pm-11pm
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