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no border encuentro _ conference

On August 28, a No Border Encuentro conference was held at the Sherman Heights Community Center in San Diego.
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Enrique Morones of Border Angels
Conference Schedule - a rough guide

10:30-11:30 - Workshop Session I

History of The US/Mexico Border and Operation Gatekeeper

Presented by Enrique Morones of Border Angels and Christian Ramirez of American Friends Service Committee

Direct Action Training Part I
Presented by trainers from The Ruckus Society and the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective. This first session will be an intro to direct action and how it is useful in No Border campaigns.

11:30-11:45 Break

11:45-1:00 - Migration and Indigenous Nations
Panel and discission with Marta Frausto (Otomi), Consejo de la Nacion Otomi, Otomi Coordination; RicardoTapia (Pascua Yaqui), Yaqui Nation; Rogelio Mendez (Mixteco), Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacional; Sara Mendoza (Otomi) - Los Angeles Indigenous Peoples Alliance. They will be 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.

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 - Workshop Session II

Border Disturbance Art

A space created by Ricardo Dominguez of Electronic Disturbance Theater, Emily Hicks of the Border Institute of Advanced Studies in Nonlinear Events and Structures and Shannon Spanhake of The Department of Ecological Authoring Tactics, Inc. (DoEAT).

Direct Action II
Presented by trainers from The Ruckus Society and the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective. This second session will include hands on techniques and role-plays for doing direct action.

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 - Flyer here
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. More info here, talk on black anarchism, more audio here.

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

o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective
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Christian Ramirez of American Friends Service Committee
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traditional ceremony
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Marta Frausto, Consejo de la Nacion Otomi
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organize and stop the minutemen
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people dedicated to social justice

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