Alright now you know the date and the place, and you can go about organizing yourselves to come or to send someone or to put someone in charge of reporting back to you what happened and what we said. Then even if you are far away, you’ll know that our duty as women who struggle is to not let that little light that we gave you go out. You’ll know that that little flame isn’t just for light, but to burn down the whole damned patriarchal capitalist system.
Parte de nuestra serie de videos, Enseñe Chiapas
Welcome to the Teach Chiapas video series! Check out our latest video, “Galeano Vive! Painting a Zapatista Teacher.“ With public school students and teachers in mind, Schools for Chiapas is producing a series of lively and accessible videos for free classroom use. Each video offers a quick and appealing introduction to […]
Before the Zapatistas, women had no control over their lives. “They basically had to ask their husbands or their fathers for permission to leave the house. They were married very young and had children throughout their reproductive years.” Laurie Liles reports on the ongoing struggle of women in Chiapas to break the chains of patriarchy […]
This essay on the Zapatistas’ Women’s Revolutionary Law twenty years on, draws on Zapatista women’s reflections, together with a decades-long engagement with indigenous feminism and Zapatismo. Engaging difference through respect rather than negation can also move us beyond impasses within contemporary feminism, political theory, and rights-based activism.