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Saturday, April 6, at 2:00 pm
NMSU University Museum, Kent Hall, corner of Solano & University Avenues, Las Cruces
PHOTOGRAPHING RESISTANCE: IMAGING MAYAN WEAVERS
The presentation will look at weaving among members of a Tzotzil Mayan women’s weaving cooperative in Highland Chiapas as a form of cultural resistance in dialogue with fair trade foreign marketing. Issues of taking and making public images produced in this context will be addressed: issues of vision distorted by clichés and exoticizing will be discussed in the context of the photographer’s responsibility to make visible what our eyes are trained not to see. Issues of commodification will be addressed in relation to both the weavings and the images.
Weavings from Chiapas co-ops will be exhibited & available for sale from 10:00 to 4:00 at the Museum
Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
FOUNTAIN THEATER, Mesilla, New Mexico, 2469 Calle De Guadalupe
Part 2 of “Broken Branches, Fallen Fruit: Immigration and the family in Highland Chiapas” and work in progress on Mayan resistance to cultural and physical displacement
This viewing of Jungels’ work-in-progress addresses our inter-connections with resistance efforts of indigenous communities in Chiapas, Mexico, and the threats to their cohesion by neo-liberal globalization. This event is a fundraiser for Weaving for Justice. Suggested donation $10, $5 students. Weavings from Chiapas co-ops will also be for sale and one of Bill’s photographs will be raffled to benefit Tsobol Antzetik (Women United), a Maya weaving cooperative.
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