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LOCAL Announcement :: Education

2/7/06 - Another Kind of Politics: Community Power, Autonomy, and Zapatismo in the U.S.

Another Kind of Politics:
Community Power, Autonomy, and Zapatismo in the U.S.
Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 7pm
Paper Street Infoshop – 2506 W. Cary
Richmond, VA

A participatory workshop on building autonomous communities in the U.S. as inspired by the Zapatista’s Sixth Declaration.

This workshop will be held at Richmond’s Paper Street Infoshop. The workshop is presented as a dialogue or conversation on envisioning, establishing, and networking radical communities and autonomous spaces. As organizers and activists the collective hopes to create and nurture sustainable, participatory, and accountable alternatives to electoral politics. Inspired by the Zapatistas and a multitude of social movements in Mexico the workshop will envision creative resistance and community building from the ground up.
Sponsored by the Mexico Solidarity Network, this workshop is conducted by the Snail’s Pace Collective, 7 university students who formed a collective during a four month study abroad program in Mexico.

From the Snail’s Pace Collective:

“We are a collective of people from all over the United States, students and anti-capitalist organizers with diverse experiences and origins. We are musicians, dancers, muralists, writers, photographers, cooks, friends, compañeros who came together in September 2005 as part of the Mexico Solidarity Network to study Mexican social movements. In our four months in Mexico, we created relationships with indigenous communities in rebellion, displaced peoples in rebel refugee camps, empowered campesinos, maquila workers, ex-braceros, families of the disappeared, and urban resistance movements, with whom we now stand in firm solidarity. At each exchange we have been asked pointedly and also implicitly to return to our communities and share what we have seen and apply the lessons to our own forms of struggle. This workshop is our response.?

February 7th this workshop will be held at Richmond’s Paper Street Infoshop. The workshop is presented as a dialogue or conversation on envisioning, establishing, and networking radical communities and autonomous spaces. As organizers and activists the collective hopes to create and nurture sustainable, participatory, and accountable alternatives to electoral politics. Inspired by the Zapatistas and a multitude of social movements in Mexico the workshop will envision creative resistance and community building from the ground up.

Please join us!

For more info: Sean O’Hern // generalstrike17 (at) hotmail.com // 804.687.8790
 
 


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