2018 Enero Zapatista Art Reception @ Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego [12 January]

2018 Enero Zapatista Art Reception

18:00 - 21:00

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Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, California 92101
The opening reception will celebrate the work of contributing visual artists. Exhibition will run Jan 12, 2018 – Feb 3, 2018. For more info: enerozapatista.org or [email protected]

Art can still be submitted by Thursday, 1/4. Please help spread the word!

Art submission form: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeU8DNc__ljjd1c5pn6zTETs-_iLSnaCv1B4jIwvy5lxQXrmA/viewform?c=0&w=1

(español abajo)

2018 Enero Zapatista artist callout:

Hola a todxs!

We are excited to share this call out to conscious visual artists as we approach the 14th Annual Enero Zapatista! We continue to celebrate our global resistance against all forms of colonial state violence and white supremacy as our indigenous brothers and sisters fight to protect their lands, as black and brown folx push back against police and border patrol brutality; as trans/non-binary/gender non conforming folx struggle to protect their bodies and identities from inflicted violence and as third world peoples everywhere fight imperialist occupations.

In these times of growing fascist threats, from government regimes and right-wing sectors of civil society alike, this year’s Enero Zapatista heeds the call of the EZLN to continue the work of building new and strengthening already existing local and global autonomies.

In Mexico, this has meant exciting new developments such as the Congreso Nacional Indigena (CNI) and EZLN decision to create the Consejo Indigena de Gobierno (CIG) and support the unprecedented candidacy of an indigenous woman, Marichuy, the CIG’s spokesperson, for President of Mexico in 2018.

Locally, here in unceded Kumeyaay territory, the various bands of the Kumeyaay Nation have demonstrated autonomy in action through the ongoing preservation and defense of language, culture, land and life. Meanwhile, all over the world, various Indigenous communities from the Pashtun, Garifuna, and Secwepemc Nation to peoples in Azania, Catalunya, Palestine and Aotearoa continue pushing forward towards autonomy in their own respective and collective struggles.

We encourage you to submit art piece(s) that are representative of the Zapatismo spirit, which is revolutionary, progressive and for the people! The Zapatista uprising of 1994 was the people’s fight for freedom, equality, land, peace and basic needs; for livelihood. Today, this struggle continues and we stand in solidarity with all people worldwide who are fighting for these same basic human rights. We call on you artists to submit art that can highlight and feature these themes and that can speak the stories of the people's struggle and resistance at the local and global level.

Your artwork will be showcased at the Centro Cultural de la Raza between January 12, 2018 — February 3, 2018. There will be an opening reception to celebrate the visual artwork on Friday, January 12 from 6:00p — 8:00p.

Additionally, the Enero Zapatista closing celebration will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 5:00-11:00p.

Please complete an art submission form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeU8DNc__ljjd1c5pn6zTETs-_iLSnaCv1B4jIwvy5lxQXrmA/viewform?c=0&w=1) by Thursday, January 4, 2018. See the end of this form for the DROP OFF and PICK UP dates, guidelines and requirements. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]
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