CIIS Study Trip to Chiapas Mexico
Another World is Here: Building Resilience and Autonomy December 29, 2016 - January 5, 2017
Open to all students of SCT (CT 6605 2- 3 units) and SUS (BIS 1605 3 units) - May also be taken for non-credit by SCT students and alumni.
Please join us on this study trip to Chiapas, Mexico, to explore historical and contemporary Zapatismo in the contexts of globalization and legacies of Mayan resistance. On this study tour, we will trace the development of the different histories and ideas that have brought worldwide attention to Zapatista - other ways of seeing, being, and doing that can help us out of our numerous global crises and work more effectively towards our intertwined liberation. We will visit various organizations dedicated to more autonomous learning, healing, and creativity - including our host institution the Indigenous Center of Integral Learning (CIDECI -Universidad de la Tierra). Visit to a Zapatista Caracol (one of the five autonomous municipalities not under control of the Mexican state since the 1994 uprising) is contingent on the political situation at that time.
Instructor: Charlotte Saenz, Core Faculty, School of Undergraduate Studies
California Institute of Integral Studies
Cost: $1,100.00 residence fee includes shared accommodations and group meals, all entrance and speaker fees, NGO donations, and group transportation.
Not included: Tuition, international travel to Tuxtla Gutierrez airport (TGZ) plus taxi or bus to/from San Cristabal de las Casas.
Early/Mid December (dateTBA) Mandatory preparation and encuentro of all participants. In addition to meeting each other, sharing food, stories and travel information, we will watch the film "Cronica de una Rebelion" together, as a way to begin our immersion into Zapatismo.
Dec. 29 Travel to Tuxtla Gutierrez (TGZ). Bus/taxi to San Cristóbal de las Casas Welcome Dinner @ Tierra Adentro Dec. 30 Orientation & Recorrido @ CIDECI (Centro Indigena de Capacitación Integral)
Dec. 30 Orientation & Recorrido @ CIDECI (Centro Indigena de Capacitación Integral)
Dec. 31 Zapatista Caracol: Oventic
New Year's Eve Dinner & Celebration of anniversary of Zapatista Uprising
Jan. 1 ConSciences for Humanity at CIDECI (gathering of invited global scientists in fields of Astronomy, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Medicine, Genetics, Pediatric Pathology, Nephrology and Microbiology).
Jan. 2Resistance to Mining in Chiapas, Otros Mundos Chiapas.
Jan. 3 Via Campesina Presentation or Zapatista Food Forests, Schools for Chiapas.
Jan. 4 FOMMA, Maya women's popular theater and education. Convivio y despedida.
Jan. 5 Transport to Tuxtla and return travel
I understand the deposit ($250.00) for this trip is non-refundable.