Last week, as part of our outreach program Schools for Chiapas received a visit from a youth group from the US at Sendas (https://schoolsforchiapas.org/visit-from-us-youth-group-to-sendas/). Here is a short account of the visit from one of the participants.
On Tuesday, Schools for Chiapas had the pleasure of welcoming a youth group from various parts of the United States at Sendas, in San Cristóbal de Las Casas. They came as part of the Where There Be Dragons program, which aims to give young people an opportunity to live and learn in local communities as part of their gap year. This particular group was visiting Guatemala and Chiapas. For over thirty years, Where There Be Dragons has been offering responsible travel opportunities and immersive, hands-on experiences to young people with the aim of creating genuine connections with local cultures through …
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is affecting us all. Here in Chiapas, the EZLN released a communiqué outlining their position yesterday (see our blog). Meanwhile, a group of Israelis are organizing a daily vigil for peace and against escalation. ‘’Other countries that are supporting Israel should not send more soldiers because it would generate more innocent deaths.’’ Schools for Chiapas calls for an immediate cessation to all hostilities and for a negotiated, peaceful and just settlement to the conflict.
The Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights and prisoner support group No Estamos Todxs are making a call for people of conscience to show their solidarity with political prisoners in Chiapas by writing letters of solidarity to them. The prisoners include EZLN Support Bases, Manuel Goméz and José Díaz, and the five environmental defenders from San Juan Cancuc, Manuel Santiz Cruz, Agustín Pérez Domínguez, Juan Velasco Aguilar, Martín Pérez Domínguez and Agustín Pérez Velasco. Please show your solidarity by participating in this action following the guidelines contained in the article. Thank you!