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|ALL TOGETHER FOR CHIAPAS: Benefit for Emergency Relief|
|Date||Saturday July 10|
|Time||7:30 PM - 11:30 PM|
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Capoeira Angola Center
2513 Magnolia Street - (West) Oakland
|Organizer/Author||Mary Ann Tenuto Sanchez|
Join Us for an evening of Video, Dance, Spoken Word and Live Dance Music
Requested Donation $7-15 (sliding scale)
All Proceeds go towards Emergency Relief
Six years after the Acteal massacre of 45 indigenous people by paramilitary groups in the Chiapas Highlands, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) leaves behind 8,000 internally displaced refugees. They are those who fled into makeshift refugee camps in order to escape paramilitary violence. Because those paramilitaries still roam the Highlands with impunity, the refugees cannot return to their homes or work their fields to grow food. The Red Cross has moved on to Iraq, creating a food and medical emergency in the autonomous Zapatista county of San Pedro Polho, where there are 8 refugee camps.
The Chiapas Support Committee has recently received a letter from Polho requesting that we do fundraising for this emergency situation. This is an international emergency relief effort in the United States, Latin America and Europe for food and medical relief.
Dance to the world-conscious music of Bodhi Busick and Anarcho
Spoken Word by Arnoldo Garcia
Video about the Displaced in Chiapas
Your attendance at this event will help Chiapas refugees!
Sponsored by: Chiapas Support Committee.
Co-Sponsors: Marin Interfaith Task Force (MITF), International Development Exchange (IDEX), Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN) and Global Exchange.