This week is full of events on Zapatismo.
The Forum on Urban Zapatismo where Movement for Justice in El Barrio will present the NYC film premiere of “NYC Encuentro for Dignity and Against Gentrification”
In October of 2007, people from 26 social justice groups from around the region gathered in the first-ever historic “NYC Encuentro for Dignity and Against Gentrification.” We invited groups from around the city who are fighting against gentrification from the ground up to come share who they are, what problems they face, who or what is their enemy and what are their dream. This film tells the story of what was said.
The event will be held
Wednesday, March 26th 7pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
And will also feature Gloria Muñoz Ramírez author of El Fuego y La Palabra, just recently published in English "The Fire and the Word". Gloria lived in Zapatista communities for 7 years, and will speak about the Zapatista resistance and history. Movement for Justice in El Barrio will share some of the ways in which they are inspired by this resistance and organize to achieve autonomy and self-determination by implementing urban Zapatismo here in NYC.
The multimedia presentation of The FIre and the Word will be presented by Gloria at numerous locations thoughout the week.
Thursday March 27, 7-9pm
CUNY Graduate Center
Asociacion de Estudiantes Latinos y Latino Americanos(AELLA) and Center for the Study of Place, Culture, and Politics
Saturday March 29, 1-3pm
20 W. 104th St.
Organized by: Center for Immigrant Families
RSVP by March 26 to email@example.com, there is limited space
Saturday, March 29th, 7:00pm
The Change You Want To See Gallery
84 Havemeyer Street, at Metropolitan Ave
Campaign EZLN: The Fire and the Word
In November 2003, within the context of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) and the 10th anniversary of the indigenous insurrection that shook the world, the Mexican magazine Rebeldia coordinated the Campaign EZLN: 20 and 10, The Fire and the Word.
Within the framework of these two anniversaries, a series of materials was developed that gathered works created by painters, photographers, video makers, and musicians from around the world who have been influenced by Zapatista discourse and practice. Additionally, a book on the history of the EZLN, with the same title as the campaign, was presented together with the largest and most emblematic photographic exhibit in the history of Zapatismo, the most representative musical memory of this first decade of political struggle, and a video that, like the book, brings together pieces of that history.
The appearance of the EZLN represents a turning point that does not end and that continues being reinvented. The materials that make up the campaign The Fire and the Word tell the story of the days and years that continue to shake the world. By recapitulating and documenting this history in progress, the book, the video, the photographs, and the musical collection try to become tools with the modest goal of continuing to bring home this history, especially for youths who in 1994 were only children and who today try to find different ways of seeing the world.
There are many other upcoming events, in April. Conveniently compiled by our buddy RJ over at ZapaGringo.