Separate Shit and State: Live with the Zapatistas in Mexico this Summer!

Sometimes, feeling good is all about comparing yourself to the right peer group. I may be dumb, but at least I’m not gonna do something cool this summer, like these losers:

Still looking for something to do this summer?  Look no further.  A diverse group of people, mostly but not entirely Wesleyan students, will be heading to Mexico for a 6 week tour de force of innovative social theory in practice, accompanied by intellectual/activist Gustavo Esteva.  Esteva was inspired to organize the trip after receiving such a wonderful response from Wesleyan during his lecture series here this February.  We will be meeting people effectively creating radical social change, exploring ecological living (including urban agriculture), staying with Mexican families, and time will be reserved for independent study.  We will be hosted by cooperatives, communities participating in ongoing occupations of land, and the Zapatistas, among others.  Knowledge of Spanish is not required – some people already committed to going do not speak Spanish yet – and learning Spanish will in fact be part of the trip.  This is an incredible chance to be students of revolutionary ways of living and constructing society, organized and accompanied by an excellent person to do so (Gustavo Esteva).  Please contact Emily Gershen ’12 at emilygershen(!)gmail(!!)com for more info–AND SOON!  Time is running out to commit to going.

Date: Tomorrow, Summer ’12
Time: Presented in 24-hour cycles
Place: Um. Mexico.
Cost: Inquire for details!

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3 thoughts on “Separate Shit and State: Live with the Zapatistas in Mexico this Summer!

    1. Anon

      One of the big reasons I will be going is to learn from them and others, so that I can more effectively uprise at Wes and wherever else I live.  I don’t intend in any way to “help” them or to just go because it’s cool, I’m hoping to be a student of people who are doing these kinds of things in ways that we haven’t tried out here.

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