Political Action: Beyond Solidarity

Thursday, March 8, 2007, 8:00pm

After a long silence in the summer of 2005 the Zapatistas published the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle. The Sixth Declaration announced a new political initiative, non-violent, massive, and radical, to effect political change. At the national level this initiative has been called the Other Campaign; at the international level it has centered around the notion of an Intergalactic. This event will look at the new Zapatista political initiative, Zapatismo more generally, and what it means for global anti-capitalist struggle and our own communities here in North Carolina.

  • MANUEL CALLAHAN will be speaking about Zapatismo Beyond Solidarity. Callahan is professor of Ethnic Studies at Humboldt State University. He is a long-time activist with Acción Zapatista Austin and co-founder of Acción Zapatista Humboldt. He is also author of numerous articles on Zapatismo, Chiapas, and the US-Mexico borderlands, including Zapatismo and Global Struggle and Zapatismo as Critical Cultural and Political Practice.
  • MARA KAUFMAN will be speaking on The Other Campaign and US. She has been traveling for the past year with the Zapatista’s Other Campaign in Mexico. She will be speaking on the Other Campaign’s innovations and the perspectives it offers for organizing our own communities here in the United States. Mara is part of the El Kilombo collective and a graduate student in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University.

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