Conferencia Binacional 2018 Binational Conference

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Séptima Conferencia Binacional en Temas Fronterizos
Seventh Binational Conference on Border Issues


Beyond the Wall: Resistance among Border Communities
Más allá del muro: resistencias desde las comunidades fronterizas

San Diego: Jueves Thursday Nov 15
San Diego City College

Tijuana: Viernes Friday Nov 16
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California




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En esta coyuntura en la que las democracias están fallado como una opción frente a un sistema deshumanizante y depredador y cuando asistimos a la fortificación del muro entre México y los Estados Unidos, nos interesa discutir y mostrar las formas de resistencia surgidas desde las comunidades fronterizas y transfronterizas. La llegada de Trump a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos ha generado una tensión entre la población que afecta directamente la vida cotidiana de personas de origen latino y especialmente de México y de las comunidades fronterizas. ¿Cuáles son las posibles formas de enfrentar este nuevo orden neoconservador? ¿Desde qué experiencias organizativas se han empezado a crear espacios de reflexión y acción transformadora? ¿Cómo responder a las nuevas y viejas formas de discriminación y negación de las minorías?

Anuncio y convocatoria

Este anuncio es también una invitación a activistas, académicas/os y estudiantes en ambos lados de la frontera internacional a participar en esta conferencia. Las presentaciones serán de 10 o 20 minutos (incluyendo preguntas y respuestas); los paneles serán de 1 h 15 min a 1 h 30 min.

Temas de interés incluyen pero no están limitados a:

● Identidad cultural ●Deportación y repatriación ● Guerra contra las drogas ● Salud y medio ambiente ● Derechos humanos ● Espiritualidad y religión ● Asentamientos y vivienda ● Trata de Personas ● Migrantes y refugiados ● Pueblos originales y luchas indígenas ●Trabajo y maquiladoras ● Acuerdos NAFTA, CAFTA, y libre comercio ● Política y elecciones ● Racismo, sexismo y homofobia ● Cerco y muro fronterizos ●Luchas de indocumentadas/os y Dreamers ● Migrantes UndocuQueer ● Educación y pedagogía fronteriza ● Arte en/desde/sobre la frontera ● Luchas de género

Si está interesada en exponer, favor de enviar su propuesta siguiente este enlace: Propuestas para la Conferencia Binacional. La fecha límite es el 15 de agosto de 2018.

Las presentaciones más relevantes serán publicadas en Cuadernos de Estudios Transfronterizos.

Exhibición de Arte Fronterizo: Los trabajos artísticos serán exhibidos como parte de la conferencia. Si está interesada/o en exponer, favor de seguir este link: ArtExhibit

Contacto e información adicional:
E-mail: binationalconference@gmail.com


English 




At a time in which democracies are failing, in the face of a dehumanizing and predatory system, and as we witness the fortification of the wall between Mexico and the United States, we are interested in discussing and showing the forms of resistance that have arisen from the border and transborder communities. The Trump administration generates tension that directly affects the daily life of Latina/os, especially those from Mexico and from border communities. What are the possible ways to face this new neoconservative order? From what organizational experiences have we begun to create spaces for reflection and transformative action? How do we respond to new and old forms of discrimination and denial of minorities?

Announcement and Call for Papers

This announcement is also a call for papers from current researchers, activists, faculty, and students on both sides of the international border. Paper presentations will be 10 or 20 minutes in length (including presentation and Q and A). Panels are about 1 hour and 15 min to 1 hour and 30 min.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

● Cultural identity ● Deportation and repatration ● War on drugs ● Environment and health ● Human rights ● Spirituality / religion ● Housing ● Human Trafficking ● Migrant / Refugees ● Original peoples and Indigenous struggles ● Labor and Maquiladoras ● Agreements NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP and free trade ● Politics and elections ● Racism, sexism, homophobia ● Border fance and wall ● Undocumented struggles and Dreamers ● UndocuQueer migrants ● Border pedagogy ● Art in/from/on the border ● Gender struggles


If interested, please submit a proposal through this link: Binational Conference submissions form. The deadline is August 15.

Selected papers will be published in Journal of Transborder Studies.

Border Art Exhibition: Submitted artwork will be exhibited at the conference
If interested, please follow this link: ArtExhibit

Contact and additional information:
E-mail: binationalconference@gmail.com

Documentary Guerrero: Feb 14, 2018

In the state of Guerrero, México, activists Coni, Juan and Mario rebel against impunity,
regardless of the sacrifices and risks - even mortal - that their struggles involve. 

Screening of the documentary with the presence of the director
Ludovic Bonleux 

Film in Spanish with English subtitles 

Wednesday February 14
12:45 – 3:00 pm 

San Diego City College 
Room MS 462 

1046 16thth St
San Diego, CA 92101

Open to the public 

Trailer 

Facebook 

Marichuy in the Tijuana-San Diego Border: Feb 17, 2018




Transborder Voices With Marichuy and the
Mexican Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIG)

Saturday, February 17, 10 am- 2 pm

San Diego Side: Friendship Park
Tijuana Side: Playas de Tijuana



Info and directions to Frienship Park:

Friends of the Friendship Park website
Friendship park @ Facebook:


More info about this event:

The Indigenous Governing Council and Its Spokesperson Marichuy will be at the Tijuana / San Diego Border.

 María de Jesús Patricio Martinez, known as “Marichuy”, the spokesperson of Mexico’s Indigenous Governing Council and the first Indigenous woman, aspiring candidate for the 2018 Presidential Elections will be present at the US/Mexico Border. 

The Indigenous Governing Council has been traveling all over Mexico - through various Indigenous communities, cities, valleys and remote areas - to introduce another way of doing politics. They have been calling for visibility of the “Pueblos” or of all Indigenous communities to have a voice and a national platform to demand that the Mexican government and International community hear the voices of all those that have been resisting and to call on those communities being visited to organize themselves. 

We call on everyone to stand in solidarity on this day of action by supporting the last stop of the Indigenous Governing Council caravan at the Tijuana/San Diego border. 

Join us to hear the voices on both sides of the border… those of migrant mothers, students, Indigenous Peoples and all marginalized communities rising up against all borders through 
this binational political, cultural exchange. 

Let’s march together toward the beach at Border Field/Friendship Park at 8:30am on February 17, 2018. 

Program starts from 10:00-2:00pm 
Speakers/local representatives of diverse struggles 
Indigenous Governing Council delegates 
Cultural music, spoken word, poetry 
Words from Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez “Marichuy” 
You are also welcome to participate on the Playas de Tijuana side @10am 

Join us in your cities: live-streaming on FB @ Apoyo al CIG Norte del Muro 

Bring your “Papalote” kites, an important symbol to be used for the event. We strongly advise for all those thinking to come that might have pending issues with their immigration status, warrants, probation or parole, to please not come or put yourself at risk. There are many ways you can support and get involved in the struggle, please email sextasd@riseup.net 

For Justice, Dignity, and Autonomy!!!!

Additonal info:

Marichuy – Video (English) by AJ+, Oct 2017
Meet Marichuy: the first indigenous woman to run for president in Mexico. AJ+


Marichuy – Video compile by Roberto Corona and the San Diego network in support of this campaign, Nov 2017.
This video with English subtitles compile Marichuy´s campaign, especially in Zapatista territory. Zapatistas USA

Marichuy -The Many Ways Mexico Is Trying to Stop an Indigenous Woman Candidate for President by Tamara Pearson, Truthout, Feb 2018.
Mexico's first Indigenous female presidential hopeful might not even get her campaign off the ground, thanks to outright discrimination and a host of arduous requirements that stop ordinary people from participating in politics.
The campaign of Maria de Jesús Patricio Martinez (also known as Marichuy) so far has just 14 percent of the signatures necessary to register her as a candidate for July's general election. Truthout


Gustavo Esteva. Marichuy: Balance de una campaña: Llegó la hora, La Jornada, 18 Febrero, 2018
El increíble recorrido que ha realizado la vocera del Concejo Indígena de Gobierno, un recorrido sin precedente por el número y calidad de los encuentros y por realizarse en muchos casos en comunidades que nadie había visitado jamás para un diálogo político, ha sido lo opuesto al acarreo homogéneo de las campañas en curso. En cada lugar ha sido diferente. No hay discursos acartonados, ni de quienes van ni de quienes reciben. No hay patrones de asistencia o de comportamiento. No hay normas. Pero sí hay algunas constantes. Resaltan dos en particular. La Jornada