Reflections and learnings about Zapatismo…

Kelly Teamey

This journal-like piece, written by an open-minded visitor to Chiapas, is like a guide in HOW to engage the Zapatistas and Zapatismo as an outsider, as a short-term visitor. Kelly goes to listen to the indigenous and learn about their struggle, particularily their education initiatives. She doesn’t judge them and she doesn’t impose her own ideas on their reality. The result is that she goes away fully enrichened by the experience, with, as she says, “my head and my heart full – yet also hungry for more of these encounters, these assemblies, to inspire my imagination to create….”

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