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Oaxacan Perspectives on the Binational Struggles of Mexican Indigenous Migrant Communities
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
On April 24th and 25th, Centolia Maldonado Vasquez and Bernardo Ramirez Bautista, Oaxaca-based members of the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations, gave presentations in Greenfield and at UC Santa Cruz on indigenous Mexican migration to the U.S. and its impact in the communities of origin, the current political situation in Oaxaca, the role of women in the movement for social justice in Oaxaca, and current challenges of indigenous governing community institutions in Oaxaca.

Audio recordings of the presentations by Centolia and Bernardo are available for download at the links below. Each recording is approximately 40 minutes (81 minutes total) and the language is Spanish.
There was also a screening of "Women Who Organize Make Progress", a documentary film about the accomplishments of a group of Mixtec women in Oaxaca who have organized a network of savings and loan to promote community development.

* Centolia Maldonado Vasquez
Binational Advisor, Economic Development Director and District Coordinator

* Bernardo Ramirez Bautista
Mixteca Region Coordinator and Legal Advocacy Program Director


The mission of the Binational Front of Indigenous Organizations (FIOB - Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales) is to contribute in the development and self-determination of migrant and non-migrant indigenous communities, as well as to struggle for the defense of human rights with justice and gender equity at the binational level.

FIOB is a community-based organization and a coalition of indigenous organizations, communities, and individuals settled in Oaxaca, Baja California and in the State of California in the United States. The organization was founded on October 5, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.

http://fiob.org
§Bernardo Ramirez Bautista
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
Mixteca Region Coordinator and Legal Advocacy Program Director
§Jonathan Fox
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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Jonathan Fox is a Professor in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department and an Adviser to the FIOB
§Money
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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"We decided to give the money to those who need it most."
§Bay Tree Conference Room
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Impacto de la Migracion en la Familia
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Artesania Textil - Triqui
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Bernardo Ramirez Bautista
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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Mixteca Region Coordinator and Legal Advocacy Program Director
§Centolia and Bernardo
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Question and Answer
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Economic Solidarity
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Centolia Maldonado Vasquez
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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Binational Adviser, Economic Development Director and District Coordinator
§Chile Molido
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Greenfield
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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On April 24, Centolia and Bernardo gave a presentation to their paisanos (people with the same country of origin) living in Greenfield.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenfield%2C_California
§Centolia
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Joven
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Hija y Madre
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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§Miguel
by ~Bradley Sunday May 4th, 2008 5:01 PM
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