(no)Border Encuentro, August 27-28th, San Diego, CA, U.$.A.
Complete Schedule, with dates, times and locations below...
Hola todos. Crazy times we find ourselves in. Millions of people forced to live underground, more than 3200 dead and tens of thousands more incapacitated crossing the border. Communities and families split by the wall. As if the border and its myriad forms of violence were not enough, racist paramilitaries are openly organizing across the US and finding enthusiastic partners in politicians and corporate press outlets alike.
And then there are the numerous Neo-nazi groups crawling out from beneath their rocks, thrilled with the “Trojan Horse” of growing anti-migrant sentiment.
So, here we are. There is a huge amount of incredible organizing around these issues happening all around us. As one small contribution to this struggle for liberation and dignity, the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. Collective has organized a two-day (no)border encuentro, in San Diego, in the spirit of the Zapatista Encuentros. We hope that many different people can make it and we hope for it to truly be an encounter, with many people sharing space, dreams, ideas and strategies.
Despite our many backgrounds and areas of focus, we hope that we can learn and walk together, hashing out answers to questions like: How do we strengthen current struggles? How do we create a de-colonization movement and what would that look like? How do we construct autonomy in the border region and what would that look like? How do we help broaden and show solidarity with indigenous struggles like that of the Zapatista’s and others? How do we build a sustainable movement for freedom of movement and the right to stay with full rights? While we are at this Encuentro, there will be No Border actions in Greece and Bulgaria and we are in solidarity with their international call for No
Read the rest of the call, with links, here:
New housing and rideshare forums for the Encuentro are set up, so if you need a ride or housing, or if you can offer a ride or housing, post here: housing board: http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/152 rideshare board: http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/151
Help us get the word out about this Encuentro!
Poster here: http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/160
Poster en Español: http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/169
Flyer here: http://deletetheborder.org/?q=node/159
Volunteers are still needed for: translation, child care, registration, food and outreach. If you can help, email email@example.com.
Schedule of events:
Saturday, August 27th
10am - Maquiladora/Border Tour - RSVP required, email us at
7pm - Benefit concert - Entartete Kunst, the bay area anarchist hip-hop collective, will be performing live, http://entartetekunst.info.
Boomerang Politick - Los Angeles Based, politically leftist Hip Hop
Sunday, August 28th, 10am-6pm
Presentation By: Roy San Filipo, formerly of the Love and Rage
Revolutionary Anarchist Federation and currently of Bring the Ruckus
will be giving a talk on reflections on anti-racist organizing.
10:00-10:30 - Café Anarquista
10:30-11:30 - Workshop Session I
History of The US/Mexico Border and Operation Gatekeeper
Presented by Enrique Morones of Border Angels, more speakers TBA.
Direct Action Training Part I, presenters TBA
11:45-1:00 - Migration and Indigenous Nations
Panel and discission with Marta Frausto of the Otomí Coordination
Project and members of various indigenous Nations including Otomi and
Mixteca discussing the impact of the border on their communities and
their current struggles.
1:00-2:00 Lunch and Video reportback from Campo
2:00-3:00 - Anti-Minutemen strategy session Reflections on Campo, strategies for September 16th. Organizers who were in Campo, including members of Gente Unida and the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective, will talk about their experiences and about their ideas for stopping the Minutemen in September. There will also be an open space for discussing goals, strategy, and effectiveness.
3:15-4:15 - Workshop Session II
Border Disturbance Art
A space created by Ricardo Dominguez of the Electronic Disturbance
Theater. More artists TBA.
Direct Action II - Presenters TBA
4:15-5:15 - Zapatismo and Solidarity with Migrant People
Panel and discussion including members of the Frente Zapatista and a speaker from Schools for Chiapas to talk about the 6th Declaration of the Selva Lacandon.
5:15-5:30 - Break
5:30-6:30 - Ashanti Alston
Ashanti Alston was the Northeast regional coordinator for Critical
Resistance, is a former member of both the Black Panther Party and Black
Liberation Army, and was a political prisoner for over 12 years.
Currently, he is a member of Estacion Libre, a people of color Zapatista
support group, as well as a board member for the Institute for Anarchist
Studies. Mr. Alston also authors the zine Anarchist Panther. He recently
spent 6 months in Chiapas with the EZLN.
Please RSVP - if you are planning on attending, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
against the border and racism
against capitalism and empire
for freedom of movement, dignity and autonomy
Oradores, talleres, foros, accion directa, hacer medios, estrategia, teoria.
contra la frontera y racismo
contra el capitalismo y imperio
the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective
opposing repression globally and nurturing independent communities