London Mexico Solidarity - March 2017 Newsletter

London Mexico Solidarity

March 2017 Newsletter

We are happy to share new details regarding our coming events and links to LMS collaborations. We are also spreading the Zapatista News Summary for February 2017, links to some of the latest Zapatista communiqués and other invitations for actions in solidarity with Mexico organised in London and the UK.

London Mexico Solidarity Events & Collaborations

March 8, 13, 14 & 24 | Women Generating Change: A Month of Activities.

A month of activities to feel, explore and express being a powerful, anti-patriarchal, migrant woman.

- March 8th | Women, Creativity and Struggle | 18:00 - 20:30

A conversation with Wretched of the Earth, LAWRS, London Mexico Solidarity  and Movimiento Jaguar Despierto about the social movements and projects being led by Latin American women which inspire change in our realities both here and in Latin America. Followed by a printing workshop to express the voices and create portraits of women in struggle from different cultures.

- March 13th & 14th | Tell me your struggle | 18:00 - 20:30

Using games and art therapy tools, Wings and Dreams and Consciousness and Movement will explore the struggles that surround us, from daily individual struggles, to collective transcendental experiences of change. This workshop is an invitation to connect our experiences and those of our community as an act of loving, awareness and healing.

- March 24th | Bordered and Resistance | 18:00 - 20:30

Textiles and Politics Collective and London Mexico Solidarity: While the needle turns the thread in strokes, volutes and artists are intertwined in the sensitivity passed on from generation to generation. With this workshop we seek to resume this daily work to give voice to our struggles, allowing the needle and thread to become a political weapon.

- March 24th | Minga for the migrant woman: The Daughter of the Lagoon | 18:00

To conclude International Women's Month, we invite you to an exclusive screening of La Hija de la Laguna, a documentary which tells the story of defiant territorial defender Nélida, a woman taking on the Yanacoha Mining company in order to defend the sacred lagoons of the mountain. After the movie we will celebrate the achievements of the month with music and food in the best Latin American style.

All workshops have limited seats. Please RSVP at movjaguar@gmail.com indicating the name of the workshop you wish to participate in. Free entrance (Donations are welcome). This event will be held in Spanish but please let us know if you need any translation for any talk or workshop. Collaborating Organisations: War on Want and Unite.

Further Info: Mujeres Generando Cambio Unite Union | 128 Theobalds Rd, Holborn WC 1X 8TN

March 20 - March 31 | Footprints of Memory: In the Search for Mexico's Disappeared | Exhibition and parallel activities

These are the shoes of relatives searching for their missing loved ones in Mexico, engraved with words about their search. In the opening we will have the participation of artist Alfredo González Casanova and María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello, mother of José Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa, one of the 43 students disappeared in Ayotzinapa since September 2014. Event organised by Huellas de la Memoria, with the collaboration of Amnesty International and the support of LMS

- 20th March - Exhibition Opening | 19:00 - 21:00 | Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard EC2A 3EA, London.

- 21st March: Film screening of 'Absences' and discussion at SOAS, B102 Brunei

Gallery | 19:00-21:00

- Special Event at Essex University:

22nd March: Conversation at ESCALA, Essex University 16:00 - 18:00

March 25 - May 13 | Stitched Voices - Aberystwyth | Exhibition

London Mexico Solidarity's arpillera We Are Seeds will be displayed in the exhibition 'Stitched Voices'. The exhibition and associated programme is organised by Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Christine Andrä, Lydia Cole, and Danielle House, Department of International politics, Aberystwyth University in cooperation with Aberystwyth Art Centre

Further Info: Stitched Voices Website Aberystwyth Art Centre | Ceredigion SY23 3DE, Wales.

April 3 - April 8 | Footprints of Memory. In the Search for Mexico's Disappeared | Exhibition in Aberystwyth

These are the shoes of relatives searching for their missing loved ones in Mexico, engraved with words about their search. In the opening we will have the participation of artist Alfredo González Casanova and María de Jesús Tlatempa Bello, mother of José Eduardo Bartolo Tlatempa, one of the 43 students disappeared in Ayotzinapa since September 2014. Event organised by Huellas de la Memoria and Aberystwyth University

Programme:

- 3rd April: Exhibition Opening | Time to be confirmed | Arthouse - Ty Celf, 1 Laura Place, Aberystwyth.
- 5th April: Film screening 'Absences' | TBC
- 6th -8th April: Symposium 'Absence, Presence, and Embodiment' | Old College, Aberystwyth University, King Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2Ay

Further info: fb event

April 3 |  War and Journalism in Mexico | 18:00 - 20:30

Join London Mexico Solidarity for a conversation with Paula Mónaco and Miguel Tovar on the brave work that journalists are doing in the context of the so called "War on Drugs" in Mexico. Chaired by Amanda Hopkins and organised with English Pen and Alborada London.

Event Organised by LMS in collaboration with Alborada and English PEN.

Further Info: War and Journalism in Mexico SOAS Room tbc |

 

Zapatista Communiqués | Zapatista News Summary | LMS-Contributions

* Zapatista Communiqués: On the last decision of the EZLN and the CNI regarding the independent campaign for 2018 and the configuration of an indigenous council of government:

The Walls Above, the Cracks below (Feb 15 2016)

Joint Comminqué from the National Indigenous Congress and the Zapatista Army in Solidarity with the Rarámuri people (Feb 05 2016)

And the earth trembled... report from the epicentre (Jan 07 2017)

A story to try to understand  (Nov 26 2016)

Questions without Answers... (Oct 23 2016

May the earth tremble at its core (Oct 18 2016)

Follow Enlace Zapatista to keep updated

** Every month Dorset Chiapas Solidarity publishes the Zapatista News Summary to make them accessible to an international audience, covering the daily life in the communities, security concerns and the latest communiqués of the Zapatista Army and the Zapatista supporting communities in resistance. Read here the February News Summary

*** Jen Wilton's report on Los Panchos: Mexico City's Experiment in Autonomous Living

 

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