It's been 20 years since the The Zapatista Army of National Liberation began its struggle for the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico, a fight author Carlos Fuentes called the world's first "post-communist revolution."
But on January 1, 1994, the Zapatistas captured the world's attention when they emerged from the Lacondón jungle and seized the city of San Cristóbal to protest the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which went into effect that day.
For three showings, the Esperanza Peace & Justice Center will present a video series, El Fuego y La Palabra, will examine the revolutionary ideas of the Zapatistas and the issues facing Chiapas.
| El Fuego y La Palabra |
(The Fire and The Word)
Commemorating 20 years of Zapatista history
Video presentation and discussion
Saturday, Jan 10;
Wednesday, Jan 14;
and Saturday Jan 17
Esperanza Peace & Justice Center
922 San Pedro