Friday, April 9, 2010

SCHEDULE FOR WORKSHOPS for Event Tomorrow for Oso Blanco and Chiapas

Saturday April 10th, 2010

Chuco's Justice Center
1137 E. Redondo Blvd.
Inglewood, CA, 90302

Sisters and Brothers,

On April 10th there will be an event to raise funds for Oso Blanco and schoolchildren in Chiapas. Oso is a Cherokee/Choctaw political prisoner who was expropriating funds from banks in1999 before capture and in 2001 after his escape from prison. He used the funds from the bank expropriations to support the Zapatistas rebels (EZLN) and Mayan children in EZLN communities in the Mexican state of Chiapas.

Since his latest capture in February 2001 Oso has continued to support for Native struggle, and has become an advocate for Native Rights within the prison community as well. As a result he has been targeted for his political views and subjected to isolation, beatings, and torture. Aside from being denied visitors, phone calls, and many times even mail; he was tortured by guards in Lewisburg prison in both November and June of 2009. Because of these types of abuses we would also like to raise awareness and concerns for the conditions of political prisoners in the United States, including Oso Blanco.

The event will feature music, art, poetry, vendors, and political prisoner support outlets for the benefit of indigenous struggle. Workshops on indigenous and prisoner movements in North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico) will be held as well as know your rights trainings and other informative sessions on how to support political prisoners. Profit gained from the event will be split to benefit Oso Blanco’s legal defense and children in Chiapas.


2:00 - 2:15 - Intro to Oso Blanco and EZLN

2:15 - 3:15 - Native Prisoner Support
*What is/Who are Political Prisoners?
*Prisoner Torture
*Letter writing

3:20 - 3:50 - Cop Watch
*Know your Rights in The Neo-Colony

3:55 - 4:25 - Atenco
*Prisoner Support

- Life on The Rez.
(both workshops at the same time)

4:30 - 5:00 - Brown Identity
*Chican@ Identity beyond Aztlan

- 2010 Olympic Resistnace
*Native Youth Movement and the resistnace to the
2010 Olympic
(both workshops at the same time)

5:10 - 6:00 - Danza Mexica by Kalpulli Tlaltekuhtli


6:10 - 6:40 - Tolteka

6:45 - 7:15 - Guerrilla Queenz

7:20 - 7:50 - Sherman Austin

7:55 - 8:10 - Tezozomoc

8:15 - 9:00 - Let The Worl Die
(All the way from Flagstaff, AZ!)

9:05 - 9:35 - Cihuatl-Ce

9:45 - 10:45 - Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde
(coming from NY!!!)

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