Thursday, July 20, 2006

Project with the Zapatistas

Chiapas Project Meeting

Kia ora koutou,

Would you like to help fundraise for an ambulance for the autonomous Zapatista communities of Chiapas, Mexico? This is also an opportunity to raise awareness in NZ about the Zapatistas.

Ira and I have recently returned from a trip to Mexico, to find out more about the situation there and the opportunities for solidarity projects with the Zapatistas (and other indigenous movements in Mexico -i.e. CIPO-RFM).

We want to set up a group dedicated solely to this project (possibly operating under the umbrella of the Latin America Committee). We think that it would be good to have a group that is specifically focused on this project, as some people who would like to be involved don't have time to work on other Latin America solidarity stuff :)

So we are having a meeting - at 128 Abel Smith St on Monday 31 July at 6pm.

Please come along to this meeting if you would like to be a part of the fundraising group. We will share information about the process of undertaking a project with the Zapatistas, and together we can decide how the group will function / what we are going to do!
(If you want more info please email me -

If you are unable to attend but would like to be involved, please get in touch with details of suitable meeting times/places for you.

Hope to see you soon!