IA Events

Political Discussion Forum: The EZLN, 20 years after: Origins and impact on the Mexican society

Publication date: May 16, 2014 12:16:58 PM

Start: May 22, 2014 6:20:00 PM
End: May 22, 2014 8:30:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN

The EZLN, 20 years after: Origins and impact on the Mexican society

In 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) declared war on the Mexican government; this was a strong declaration of opposition against the Mexican political system and the capitalist establishment. It was also a fierce call from the indigenous people for their legitimate right to exist. For the last 20 years, the Zapatista movement has had a strong influence over several political and social issues. The UCLU Mexican Society is pleased to invite you all to discuss what has happened with the movement during this time and to listen to our three guest speakers introducing the discussion:

  • Rolando Aguilar (Mexican Anthropologist) will be talking about his experience in the Mexican state of Chiapas during the EZLN uprising.
  • Guadalupe Valdez (UCL-Institute of the Americas) will address the genre equity and the Zapatista movement along its existence.
  • Luis Andueza and other members from the London Solidarity Group will talk about his visit to the Zapatista School ('escuelita Zapatista') as well as the latest news on the movement.

The members of UCLU Mexican Society strongly believe in this forum as the opportunity to hear different approaches from everybody, share recent news and the exchange of ideas.

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required. For further information on this event, please contact the UCLU Mexican Society directly.