Blogging for Chiapas

With Zapatista women leading ~ another cycle of life begins in Chiapas.

March 8, 2019 ~ International Women’s Day Today, indigenous Zapatista women throughout the highlands of Chiapas are selecting the fattest grains of corn from last year’s harvest for this year’s planting. Their strong hands skillfully shuck the seed from the mazorca.“These seeds, you see here, look. These go in the big basket,” she says, indicating […]

Summer 2019 Research Fellowship

Español abajo Problem: Many springs and wells that provide water to rural indigenous communities throughout Chiapas, Mexico are drying up; this situation is creating an immediate crisis.  The long-term prognosis for water systems in rural Chiapas looks worse. Research position and objectives: Schools for Chiapas seeks an experienced researcher to carry out a detailed literature […]

7 New Years Resolutions for 2019

We say YES! To Zapatista walls of love and education ~ NO! to Trump’s walls of hate and ignorance! SEVEN “SCHOOLS FOR CHIAPAS” NEW YEARS’ RESOLUTIONS FOR 2019 Dec. 30, 2018 Dear friends, Schools for Chiapas has made seven New Year’s resolutions for 2019 and we invite you to help us make them realities!  We […]

YES! to Zapatista walls of love and education ~ NO! to Trump’s walls of hate!

This year has seen amazing advances in the autonomous Mayan schools and communities of Chiapas, Mexico ~ and because of your support, Schools for Chiapas continues to contribute to the steady advances of the Zapatista movement. During 2018 we were very busy!  Schools for Chiapas funded the construction of two new autonomous schools, organized an […]

Zapatista Mother Earth, the Tree of Autonomy, and Rebel Women Mural

This powerful mural celebrating International Women’s Month was painted by Zapatista students, Zapatista education promoters, and Zapatista authorities alongside international volunteers organized by Schools for Chiapas / Escuelas para Chiapas at an autonomous Zapatista secondary school during March 2018 in Chiapas, Mexico.