Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Chiapas Against the Grain" 9th Itinerant Program Summer 2013

If you're already planning on coming to Chiapas for the Zapatista events this August, consider extending your trip so that you can participate in this valuable program.

The independent collective “CHIAPAS AGAINST THE GRAIN” in San Cristóbal de las Casas has once again organized the ninth special summer program based on reflection workshops regarding Language and Culture within the context of different visions of space/habitat and the contradictions in the urban/rural spatial configuration under neoliberal policies. Said program seeks, in short, to encourage exchanges of experiences between nationals and internationals about shared and diverse principles and values, using Chiapas’ socio-cultural reality as a reference. Based on the idea that THOUGHT, LANGUAGE, AND REALITY are an identity that allows us to integrate different forms of communication and interaction, we will participate in different activities from visits to talks and videos as generators of collective reflection.

The program will take place from Monday, July 29 to August 2, 2013 (*). The cost for the week’s activities will be $2,000 pesos for internationals and $1,000 pesos for Latin Americans. The money is used to support independent cultural spaces in Chiapas. Those who are interested and wish to receive more information can write to chiapasacontrapelo (at) cronopios.org . Our web site: www.chiapas-a-contrapelo.cronopios.org/es . Address: 16 de Septiembre #28.

JULY 29 TO AUGUST 2, 2013

Monday 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 31 Thursday 1 Friday 2

Registration and Introduction Plenary about reflection by previous day’s teams

Visit to a Rural City
Plenary about reflection by the previous day’s teams Work in teams: “Space and autonomy”

Tour in teams (*) of the “dual city” (**) Work in teams:
Lekil kuxlejal. Good life.
Work in teams: Autonomy and the 7 Zapatista principles Plenary about the reflection in teams.

Reflection in teams about the activity in the “dual city” Video and preparation for the visit to a Rural City Reflection in teams about the visit. Talk about Chiapas’ political and social situation. Continuation of the plenary and final evaluation

(*) There will be three teams: Spanish, Tsotsil, and Tseltal
(**) “Dual city” is the concept Andrés Aubry used to characterize San Cristóbal de las Casas (Spanish residential center, indigenous periphery)