Our mission/vision statement:
The East Coast Chiapas Solidarity Committee is dedicated to facilitating the encounter of students and activists of all ages from the East Coast of Turtle Island (occupied territories of the United States, North America) with the Zapatista Rebel Autonomous Spanish and Maya Languages Center in Chiapas, Mexico. We aspire to amplify the work of this language school by spreading the word, and preparing and accrediting students to attend. Our mission and vision is informed, inspired and accountable to the responsibility, equality, dignified solidarity and collectivism exemplified by the Zapatista Councils of Good Government.
The Zapatista Rebel Autonomous Spanish and Maya Languages Center
"The Zapatista Rebel Autonomous Secondary School, through the Zapatista Rebel Autonomous Spanish and Maya Languages Center, shares classes with those who wish to lend support that will help feed the young students in our secondary school. As you may know, the ESRAZ is a project in autonomous education built with its own resources and the solidarity of national and international civil society. Therefore, the education being designed and carried out is an education not only for the indigenous people of
, but for the world as a whole. For this reason, the Chiapas is a space for exchange and communication with diverse peoples and cultures of the world. Learning Tsotsil and Spanish is a concrete form of this exchange because the classes are offered in a context of the reality of the indigenous people in resistance. The activities offered are part of the educational and cultural exchange and are given in reciprocity for the economic support that brothers and sisters offer to the school. We do not make language yet another piece of merchandise. We do not sell it, but we do share it with all those who are open to this cultural experience and who identify with our struggle." Language Center
How to apply?
Write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be in touch!
The East Coast Chiapas Solidarity Committee is one of three organizations in the United States that has been authorized by the Zapatista Council of Good Government in Oventic to accredit students to attend the Zapatista Rebel Autonomous Spanish and Maya Languages Center. Our purpose is to amplify the work of this school specifically on the East Coast of Turtle Island (occupied territories of the United States, North America). If you reside on the West Coast or the Midwest, you may prefer to apply via the Chiapas Support Committee in Oakland California, or the Mexico Solidarity Network in Chicago, Illinois.
Donate for Scholarships:
The East Coast Chiapas Solidarity Committee strives to provide scholarships. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund, please write a check to Ecosocialist Horizons, with “East Coast Chiapas Solidarity Comittee” in the memo line. This can be mailed to Ecosocialist Horizons, PO Box 1111, New Paltz, NY, 12561