500 Years of Anti-Colonial Resistance – The Zapatistas Tour Europe

Tuesday, September 7th, 19.00-20.00, Koch Areal, Rautistrasse 22, 8047 Zurich

Input – Encuentro Feminista Zapatista Zurich/Basel und Direct Solidarity with Chiapas

A ship with a delegation of the Zapatistas, a guerrilla in the mountains of southern Mexico, docked in the Spanish port city of Vigo in mid-June 2021. This symbolic invasion is the prelude to the ‘Gira por la Vida’ (Journey for Life) of several months throughout Europe. The reason behind it: the 500th anniversary of the colonization of Mexico. The statement: “They did not conquer us”. What can we learn from this announcement? The event should have a lot of space for questions and open discussions. Nevertheless, in a first informative block we want to dedicate ourselves to the history, ideology and cosmovision of the Zapatistas, in order to then give a current update on the “Journey for Life” and a review of the Zapatista Days of Action in Basel.


About Encuentro Feminista Zapatista Zurich/Basel and Direct Solidarity with Chiapas

Encuentro Feminista Zapatista Zurich/ Basel formed in November 2020 as a FLINT group in Zurich due to the announcement of the Zapatista invasion of Europe.
femprozap@protonmail.com

Direct Solidarity with Chiapas has been an active solidarity group from Zurich since the uprising of the EZLN in 1994
https://chiapas.ch/