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 

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