The Chiapas Support presents direct from Oaxaca, Mexico
Join us in conversation with Ángel Ku & Valiana Aguilar
Speaking on Indigenous Autonomy, the Consejo Indígena de Gobierno (CIG, Indigenous Council of Government) & Marichuy
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 3:00-6:00 pm
At the Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, CA
Donation requested $5.00-$10.00 to support our guests’ work. No one will be turned away for lack of funds
Ángel Rafael Kú Dzul and Valiana Alejandra Aguilar Hernández, two compañer@s from the Center for Encounters and Intercultural Dialogues and the Universidad de la Tierra, Oaxaca, will address Indigenous autonomy in Mexico.
Ku and Aguilar will speak on the struggles for Indigenous autonomy and self-determination across Mexico focusing on Oaxaca, Chiapas, and the Yucatán peninsula. They will provide important updates about the current initiative of the Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI, National Indigenous Congress) and the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, Zapatista Army of National Liberation) , especially their effort to support the Consejo Indígena de Gobierno’s (CNI, Indigenous Council of Government) spokesperson, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, and her effort to enter the national election as an official candidate. Our guests will also speak about the current autonomous efforts to rebuild communities impacted by the hurricane and earthquake in Oaxaca’s Isthmus.
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Ángel Rafael Kú Dzul, is an indigenous Maya from the Yucatán peninsula. Ku has been a member of different collective in the Yucatán peninsula whose work has centered principally in the rescue, defense and strengthening of the Maya culture and territory. He is a member of Ka’ Kuxtal Much Meyaj’ (Rebirth of Collective Work) formed by women and men farmworkers from the “Chenes” region in Campeche, whose main objective is the rescue and defense of native seeds. Ku has been an adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle since 2006. Three years ago he started living in a community in Oaxaca and collaborates with the Center for Encounters and Intercultural Dialogues and the Universidad de la Tierra (University of the Earth) in Oaxaca; he coordinates research in the area of community. In 2015, he was part of the organizing committee of the International Colloquium “Weaving Voices of our Shared House” [Coloquio Internacional “Tejiendo Voces por la Casa Común”], which brought together more than 100 collectives and organizations from throughout Mexico and dozens of activist-thinkers from Mexico and 15 other countries. He participated in the project “Technologies for Good Living,” that worked in 20 communities in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, mainly with women and men farmworkers, promoting different eco-technologies for the care of the water and the development of organic fertilizers.
Valiana Alejandra Aguilar Hernández, a Maya, a native of Sinanché, has participated in different collectives, struggles and resistances related to the regeneration of the community social fabric. She has worked especially with Mayan women in the Yucatán Peninsula. She currently lives in a small community in Oaxaca and collaborates with the Universidad de la Tierra (University of the Earth) and the Center for Encounters and Intercultural Dialogues where she coordinates student exchanges and “Cultivating Dignity” workshops that are carried out in different communities in Oaxaca, especially with indigenous women’s collectives. In 2015 she was part of the organizing committee for the International Colloquium “Weaving Voices of our Shared House” [Coloquio Internacional “Tejiendo Voces por la Casa Común”], which brought together more than 100 collectives and organizations from throughout Mexico and