[act-ma] 11/08 Pena: Struggle & Revolution in Latin America with a focus on El Salvador
cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue Nov 4 20:45:36 PST 2014
Encuentro5 & Mass Global Action present
Struggle & Revolution in Latin America with a focus on El Salvador
7 pm - late
@ Encuentro 5
9 Hamilton Place, Boston.
Next to Park Street T Station
Join us for a night of folklore, storytelling, art y amor, the
poetry of struggle bringing histories to life, and life to our
circles of song.
A Peña is a gathering of musicians, artists, and friends who come to
share their work and to play together. Peñas take historical root from
Chilean social gatherings during the 60s and early 70s that expressed
the spirit of creativity and resistance in melody, poems, and artwork.
Please feel free to bring your own stories, songs, poems, or artwork to
rsvp on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/987508261274968/?source=1
Indigenous peoples and human rights/peace/social justice/environmental
organizations were beginning to gear up for the 500th anniversary of
Columbus' voyage, 1492-1992, which marked the beginning of the European
invasion of the Western Hemisphere and Native resistance to it. While
governments were trying to make it into a celebration of colonialism,
Native peoples wanted to use the occasion to reveal the historical
truths about the invasion and the consequent genocide and environmental
destruction, to organize against its continuation today, and to
celebrate Indigenous resistance. With representatives from 120 Indian
nations from every part of the Americas, the all-Indigenous First
Continental Conference on 500 Years of Indian Resistance, held in Quito,
Ecuador in July 1990, saw itself as fulfilling a prophesy that the
Native nations would rise again when the eagle of the north joined with
the condor of the south. The conference resolved to transform Columbus
Day, 1992, "into an occasion to strengthen our process of continental
unity and struggle towards our liberation." Resistance 500 "reaffirm
October 12, 1992 as International Day of Solidarity with Indigenous
Snacks beverages provided
$5 suggested donation. No one turned away.
Please note that the venue is currently not wheelchair accessible.
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