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Who are we?
This is a manifestation of much of the learning, writing and work I have done with and aboutZapatistas and Zapatista women.
At one time we had a physical space. Now it is mostly myself and a website
We are a family of three women; an activist, an artist and an actress; a mother, a grandmother and a toddler. We have begun to try to create an alternative space in the town of Petaluma, Ca; a town we are all somewhat new to. I, the mother, have spent a lot of time in Chiapas and wanted to try and do something to support the culture, economy and self determination; or in short Zapatismo. Zapatismo makes much more sense to me than the culture I am supposed to be a part of. Though I don't speak and indigenous language, and am the opposite of short and dark, the Zapatistas have made me feel less alienated than my own culture. (more on this soon. I am writing a piece on my experience growing up which was very much transient and counter culture).
What we have come up with here in Petaluma is a shop that sells and trades my mother's art (though we haven't sold any yet) and some of the things from the women's cooperatives of the Zapatista Communities (there is a link to some of the products to the left) as well as a small but growing lending library full of books, magazines and movies on activism, social theory and history. Soon I will be posting all the materials available in this library.
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