Celebrate Resistance - This Saturday

En español abajo:

On October 13th OCIMO (La Organizacion de Comunidades Indigenas Migrantes Oaxaqueñas) and Oregon Oaxaca Solidarity will be hosting a Festival of Resistance at the Chemeketa Community College, Woodburn campus. This event aims to bring together Oaxacan immigrants living in the Willamette Valley, as well as people from the Portland area interested in solidarity work. We will come together to share experiences and build political consciousness, in a festival of art, politics, food, dance and poetry.

The festival will take place from 1PM to 6PM, and will include poetry, visual arts, Aztec Dancers, a panel discussion and a Fiesta Popular a.k.a. people's party (the good kind).

Panelists will speak about Mexico before the Spanish, Indigenous Culture, Identity and Resistance, The History of Women in Social Movements, The Impacts of "Free Trade", and Current Struggles for Justice. Translation will be provided.

The Fiesta Popular will feature food, music and piñatas.
This is a family friendly event. Activities for the kids will take place during the panel discussion.

Chemeketa CC is located at 120 E Lincoln St. Take I-5 exit 271 to Downtown Woodburn, the school is across the traintracks from the main retail corridor on Commerce Way.

*CARPOOLS LEAVE FROM LIBERTY HALL - 311 N. IVY - PROMPTLY AT 11:15 AM, OR CALL OREGON OAXACA SOLIDARITY IF YOU ARE IN THE BEAVERTON AREA AND NEED/CAN GIVE A RIDE

For more info: OCIMO (503) 984-6301 and ocimosavi@yahoo.com, OOS at oregonoaxacasolidarity@riseup.net (503) 490-3441 and (503) 757-0779.

The event in Woodburn coincides with an intercontinental gathering in the Yaqui community of Vicam, municipality of Guayamas, State of Sonora, Mexico - THE GATHERING OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE AMERICAS,

The declaration for the Indigenous Intercontinental Conference, signed April 22, states that it has been 515 years since the invasion of ancient Indigenous territories and the onslaught of the war of conquest, spoils and capitalist exploitation.

Now, there is a new war of neoliberal extermination, which continues the destruction of Indigenous communities. Despite the long history of domination, Indigenous resistance has kept Indigenous communities alive and fighting for survival.

The Indigenous struggle was uplifted by the emergence of the EZLN, Zapatista Army of National Liberation, in the year of 1994.

The national governments of the Americas have always sought to divide Indigenous communities through the establishment of borders, reservations and legislation to fragment and neutralize Native efforts of autonomy.

However, with unity and knowledge, the struggle for liberation will be strengthened. This struggle must be known to the world, so that all people who are honest in the fight for democracy and freedom will become companions in the struggle, the declaration states.

For more information on the Gathering of Indigenous People of the Americas go to www.encuentroindigena.org

En español:

SABADO 13 DE OCTUBRE

Chemeketa C.C.
120 E. Lincoln St
Woodburn Oregon 97071
De 1:00 p.m. A 6:00 p.m.

La Organización de Comunidades Indígenas Migrantes Oaxaqueñas (O.C.I.M.O.)
Y Oregon Oaxaca Solidarity

Les invita a que te unas al festival de resistencia cultural que se llevará a cabo en el Colegio Comunitario de Chemeketa
El festival contará con el siguiente programa de actividades.
Poesía, Panel de debate, Fiesta Popular de Resistencia Cultural, Danzantes Aztecas

Panel de debate Temas:
- México antes y después de los Españoles
- El asunto de genero
- Tratado de Libre Comercio y Plan Puebla Panamá
- El movimiento Social en México
- Los Pueblos Indígenas de México ahora

Fiesta popular con comida, música y piñatas

Este evento en Woodburn coincide con una reunión intercontinental llamada:
Encuentro Indigena de las Americas

Segun la convocatoria al Encuentro "A 515 años de la primera invasion a nuestros territorios ancestrales, la guerra de conquista, despojo y explotacion capitalista no ha detenido su curso, sino que se ha convertido en una nueva guerra de exterminio neoliberal tendiente a la destruccion y despojo totales de los pueblos originarios de America."

Por esto, el Encuentro - que espera reunir miles de representantes pueblos indios y organizaciones hermanas de todas las Americas - se propone discutir sobre tres ejes centrales, frente a la situacion de marginacion y exclusion de los indigenas en todo el Continente, asi como frente al atropello a sus culturas, territorios y recursos naturales que aun hoy siguen viviendo los pueblos indios:

1 - La guerra de conquista capitalista en los pueblos indigenas de America.

2 - La resistencia de los pueblos indigenas de America y la defensa de la madre Tierra, nuestros territorios y nuestras culturas.

3 - Por que luchamos los pueblos indigenas de America.

Para ver la convocatoria en totalidad y otras informaciones, consulte por favor la pagina del encuentro: www.encuentroindigena.org

Para mayor información acerca del 13 de Octobre en Woodburn:
Organización de Comunidades Indígenas Migrantes Oaxaqueñas (O.C.I.M.O.) (503) 984-6301 o ocimosavi@yahoo.com

Oregon Oaxaca Solidaridad oregonoaxacasolidarity@riseup.net
(503) 490-3441 o (503) 757-0779

FESTIVAL CULTURAL DE RESISTENCIA
SABADO 13 DE OCTUBRE 2007 WOODBURN OREGON
“OREGON OAXACA SOLIDARITY” Y O.C.I.M.O.

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