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BEYOND CHICANISMO PRESENTS:
¡CHALLENGING INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: ALTERNATIVE MEDIA, HUMAN RIGHT’S AND SELF-DETERMINATION!
FEATURING SIMÓN SEDILLO.
SIMÓN SEDILLO TO SPEAK AT AURARIA CAMPUS.
WHO: Simón Sedillo is a community based human rights film-maker whose work has centered on placing skills, cameras and editing equipment in the hands of communities in resistance so that they may be able to document their own histories and human rights situation. Sedillo has spent the last 6 years documenting and teaching community based video documentation in indigenous communities in Oaxaca, in immigrant communities in the US, and with youth of color across the US.
In Oaxaca, Sedillo has been working with The Committee Organized in Defense of the People’s Rights (CODEP), and The Oaxacan Popular Magonista Antineoliberal Coordination (COMPA), both predecessors of APPO (the Oaxacan People’s Popular Assembly). Sedillo collaborated with the Austin Independent Media Center and COMPA on the 2005 production of “El Enemigo Comun”, which documents the birth of COMPA and its resistance to paramilitary activity in Oaxaca from 2001 – 2005. In March of 2007, Sedillo facilitated the co-production of “El Machete- La Lucha por el Poder Popular” a documentary showing the day to day struggles for land, water, crops and transportation, filmed and edited by indigenous women and youth from Oaxaca. Sedillo’s work in Oaxaca has contributed to the liberation of 21 political prisoners, and has continued to support several international human rights campaigns.
Today Sedillo shares some experiences and perspective for international audiences in the US and Europe, on the local and global implications of the Oaxacan people’s struggle. Through lectures, workshops, and screenings Sedillo helps open a powerful space for dialogue on the effects of neoliberalism on indigenous communities in Oaxaca, immigrant communities around the world, and communities of color in the US. Through collaborative media projects, Sedillo’s work has contributed to a growing network of community based media activism whose primary objective is to share, teach, and learn from one another, about popular community based resistance and the collective construction of horizontal networks of popular power.
WHAT: A discussion on Challenging International Solidarity: Alternative Media, Human Right’s, and Self-Determination.
WHERE: AURARIA CAMPUS, TIVOLI ROOM 320 B&C.
DATE & TIME: THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008. 11:30 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Conscious Journey, Los Herederos of Change & Esperanza,
and the MSCD Department of Chicana/o Studies.