Women Constructing Autonomy: Zapatismo, the other campaign and alternative economy

Date:           Tuesday, February 20th
Time:           4:00pm - 5:00pm                Location:     1020 One Park Place

Event Notes

Since the Zapatista uprising began on January 1, 1994, the Mexican military and paramilitaries have waged a counter insurgency war against Zapatista and supporter communities. This presentation is an activist perspective on the situation in Chiapas 13 years after the uprising started. Come and hear views on how women are taking leadership roles in the construction of autonomy in Zapatista communities and as part of the Other campaign.

Additional Event Notes

Rosario Aguilar Argüello is a student of social anthropology at the UNACH (Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas).  She has participated in student groups in Chiapas, Bolivia, and Guatemala to create solidarity networks and spaces of analysis of the Zapatista struggle.  Since the 6th Declaration of the Selva Lacandona, she has become an active member of The Other campaign in Chiapas.

Mujeres por la Dignidad (Women for Dignity): Participating via DVD message, Mujeres por la Dignidad is a cooperative of several hundred Zapatista indigenous weavers in Chiapas, Mexico.

Mexico Solidarity Network: Staff person Rachel Mehl will facilitate the presentation and provide Spanish-to-English translation.

For more information please call:

GSU Dept. of Communication: 404.651.3200

Mexico Solidarity Network: 773.583.7728