Enero Zapatista 2012

Enero Zaptista is a month-long series of events celebrating the resistance of the Zaptistas of Chiapas, Mexico, talking about Zapatismo and raising awareness about how this philosophy connects to our local struggles. These events are put together by local collectives, organizations and individuals who are working from below and to the left. We are working to create a world where many worlds fit.

Enero Zapatista Opening Event: Friday, January 6, 5:30pm-9:30pm

Location: Sherman Heights Community Center 2258 Island Ave. San Diego 92102

Join us for the first event of Enero Zapatista. The event will open with the film screening of “¡Viva México!” a new film that takes a look at the Zapatista movement and the current status of La Otra Campaña. There will be a discussion after the film and food throughout the night.

All Peoples Revolutionary Front Presents: The Co-Optation of Hip-Hop: Cultural Imperialism, Capitalism & Conscious Organizing Saturday, January 7, 6pm

Location: Lincoln High School in the Black box theater

Join the Hip-Hop Community and listen to Artists speak on their personal experience in Hip-Hop as they explore it’s roots in struggle, what led to the co-optation of it’s culture and continuing a conscious movement to preserve the art form.

Zaptopistas – Computer Music Workshop Sunday, January 8, 3:00-6:00pm

Location: City Heights Free Skool / Activist Center 4246 Wightman St. San Diego, 92105

Zaptopistas – a Zapatista Orchestra of Laptops! Come make noise with computers; learn how to use music software, record your voice, play together. Bring your laptop if you have one. For more info visit zaptopistas.wordpress.com

Colectivo Zapatista Presents: Cipriana Jurado Herrera – NI UNA MAS! Friday, January 13, 6:00pm-8:30pm

Location: Centro Aztlan Marco Anguiano 2078 Logan Ave. San Diego

Cipriana Jurado has been a human rights defender for over twenty years. Much of her work has centered on victimization, kidnappings, murder and disappearances of women by the Mexican military. Join us for a presentation and dialogue with Human Rights defender Cipriana Jurado.

Al-Awda San Diego Rally and Vigil for Gaza Saturday, January 14, 2:00pm

Location: Balboa Park large Fountain (near Park Blvd.)

A rally and vigil to mark the third anniversary of Israeli massacre of nearly 1,500 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in 2008-2009. Join us in solidarity as we remember those that were killed in this act of violence as part of the larger campaign to ethnically cleanse Palestine of its indigenous population.

Birth Roots Presents: Tlakatiliztli (film screening) Saturday, January 14, 7:00pm

Location: Birth Roots Women’s Health & Maternity Center, 236 F St. Chula Vista 91910 (619) 409-4900

Tlakatiliztli is a grassroots documentary that chronicles the birth and parenting experience of 24 wombyn in the ‘hoods of Los Angeles in a time where natural/home birth is a luxury. The film will be followed by Q & A with the filmmaker and the community based midwives and student midwives of Birth Roots. See Film Trailer Here http://www.birthrootsbabies.com

The Party for Socialism & Liberation Presents: Independence Cha-Cha: The Story of Patrice Lumumba, (film screening) Friday, January 20, 6:30pm

Location: 4246 Wightman St. San Diego, (aka Freeskool in City Heights)

Learn about this extraordinary African leader and how he was assassinated with CIA involvement. We will also be discussing the current state of Africa and the role of US. imperialism in the region through AFRICOM and NATO interventions. contact: sandiego@pslweb.org or 619-278-8608

Association of Chicana Activist Presents: “Corridos Sin Rostro” (film screening, *Spanish and English*) Saturday, January 21, 5:00-9:00pm

Location: Chicano Park

“Corridos Sin Rostro”, produced in 1995, a documentary that will take us through the daily life of Zapatistas in Chiapas through music and personal interviews. “Corridos Sin Rostro”, producido en 1995, un documental que nos introducira a la vida diaria de l@s Zapatistas en Chiapas a travez de la musica y entrevistas personales. Para mas informacion contactenos por correo electronico/for more info contact us: sdsuacha@gmail.com

Peace and Dignity Journeys 2012/ Jornadas de Paz y Dignidad 2012 Presents: Honoring the Water Sunday, January 22, 4:30pm

Location: World Beat Cultural Center, 2100 Park Blvd

As indigenous peoples honoring all water as sacred, is a way of life. The 2012 spiritual run will be dedicated to the water, it will begin on May 1 of 2012 in Alaska and in April in Argentina. The eagle & the condor nations will meet in Guatemala, culminating their sacred journey on November 28 uniting as many indigenous nations from the northern, southern & central routes of Abya Yala a.k.a the "Americas". Please attend if you would like to learn more about honoring the water as a sacred way of life & how you can participate in the journeys during 2012. Questions? contact: sdcavefish@yahoo.com, http://peaceanddignityjourneys.org

All Peoples Revolutionary Front Presents “Understanding Whiteness with Radical Politics” Sunday, January 22, 6:00pm

Location: Centro Cultural de la Raza

A critically conscious discussion of political identity, discourse, and social experience that engages whiteness with a radical lens. Join people of color and white ally panelists as they share their thoughts, stories, and reflections on the meaning of white supremacy in their lives and the institutions around them.

Know Your Rights! Thursday, January 26, 3:00 pm

Location: MAAC Community Charter School, 1385 Third Avenue, Chula Vista

There will be a screening of the film “Ten Rules for Dealing with Police” followed by a question and answer session with lawyers: The film has subtitles in Spanish and dramatizes different situations, showing effective ways to assert your rights with law enforcement and immigration officials. See you there!

Indymedia Presents: Corazon del Tiempo (film screening) Friday, January 27, 7:00pm

Location: Media Arts Center, 2821 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego

San Diego Indymedia (sandiego.indymedia.org) will be showing Corazón del Tiempo (Heart of Time), a film about love within the context of Zapatista resistance. It was filmed in a Zapatista community in the heart of the Lacandón Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico. The actors are all non-professional Zapatista actors who uncovered their faces and opened their communities for the world to see. Spanish with English subtitles.

Enero Zapatista Closing Event Saturday, January 28, 6:00pm-11:00pm

Location: Centro Cultural de la Raza 2004 Park Blvd 92101

This is the last event of Enero Zapatista. There will be Art, Food, Vendors, and Performances by: Olmeca, Mujeres En Resistencia, Zaptopista, Cihuatl-Ce and more! Come join us for this celebration. For more info contact Fernanda: brujita8106@yahoo.com, or look us up on Facebook.