Joy as Resistance: Trans-territorial organizing amidst global crisis // La alegría como resistencia: Organización Trans-territorial en medio de la crisis global

December 6, 2021 @ 5:00PM — 7:00PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Joy as Resistance: Trans-territorial organizing amidst global crisis // La alegría como resistencia: Organización Trans-territorial en medio de la crisis global image

Join us for an evening of poetry and conversation // Acompáñanos en una noche de poesía y conversaciones

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“As a culture worker who belongs to an oppressed people my job is to make revolution irresistible.”
― Toni Cade Bambara

This year, NISGUA’s annual gathering celebrates Joy as Resistance - an affirmation that by celebrating victories and seeking pleasure on the path towards liberation, our movements will thrive. It is in the surprise of disruptive laughter and care for our comrades that our oppressors will stand aside. Join us as we hear from poets and organizers who will share how they've been organizing across colonially imposed borders and in the midst of a global pandemic. There will be Spanish <> English translation and closed captions in both languages.

In the week leading up to the event, you'll receive details on how to join us on Zoom!

Program (times are in PST):
5:00 pm: Optional social time - Socialize virtually with members of the NISGUA community: We will set up hosted break out rooms for collective connection prior to the main event. Break out rooms will be hosted by members of our host committee (see below).*

5:30 pm: Program begins!

EVENT FEATURING...
Bridget Brehen, long-time member of the NISGUA family, emcee
Víctor Sales, General Coordinator of Departmental Assembly of Peoples of Huehuetenango (ADH), Guatemala
Oswaldo Martin, Maya Mam Civil Engineer and Interpreter, Oakland, CA
Luis Morales, poet, Guatemala
Rosa Chávez, poet, Guatemala
Alba Cecilia Mérida, defender of territory, anthropologist, feminista, Guatemala

Photo credit: CPR Urbana. cpr-urbana.blogspot.com. / Guatemala City, Guatemala. 2019.

*HOST COMMITTEE

  • Sue Kuyper, Former NISGUA staff, Politicized Therapist and Somatic Healer
  • Jillian Tuck, NISGUA board member
  • Amanda Kistler, NISGUA board member
  • David Imhoff, Former NISGUA staff, Member and Trainer, Catalyst Project & Coordinator, San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network
  • Karen Musalo, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings School of Law
  • Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor of Law, UC Hastings School of Law, Co-founder of GNIB
  • Michael Willis, former NISGUA staff
  • Luis Solano, Investigative journalist and political analyst
  • Paula Worby, Editor, Hesperian Health Guides
  • Sara Campos, former NISGUA board member
  • Lael Parish, former NISGUA staff
  • Olivia Pandolfi, former NISGUA accompanier

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“Como trabajadora cultural que pertenece a un pueblo oprimido, mi trabajo es hacer que la revolución sea irresistible.”
--Toni Cade Bambara

Este año, la reunión anual de NISGUA celebra La Alegría como Resistencia: una afirmación que nuestros movimientos prosperarán cuando celebramos nuestros éxitos y encontramos regocijo en el camino hacia la liberación. Nuestros opresores ceden frente a la sorpresa de nuestra risa disruptiva y el cuidado que tenemos para nuestres compañeres. Vengan a oír de poetas y organizadores sobre sus experiencias organizando tras fronteras impuestas colonialmente y en medio de una pandemia global. Habrá interpretación español <> inglés y subtítulos en vivo en los dos idiomas.


En la semana antes del evento, recibirá detalles sobre Zoom.

Horario (horas en PT)
5 PM: Tiempo social, opcional – Platica virtualmente con la comunidad de NISGUA. Arreglaremos salas de reuniones para conexiones en grupo antes del evento principal. Las salas se organizan por miembres de nuestro comité de anfitrionas.*

5:30 PM: Empieza el evento! Presentando…
Bridget Brehen, miembra de la familia de NISGUA, moderadora del evento
Víctor Sales, Coordinador General de la Asamblea Departamental del Pueblo de Huehuetenango (ADH), Guatemala
Oswaldo Martin, Maya Mam Ingeniero Civil e Intérprete, Oakland, CA
Luis Morales, poeta, Guatemala
Rosa Chávez, poeta, Guatemala
Alba Cecilia Mérida, defensora del territorio, antropóloga, feminista, Guatemala

Credito de la foto: CPR Urbana. cpr-urbana.blogspot.com. / Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala. 2019.

*Comité de anfitrionas

  • Sue Kuyper, ex-empleada de NISGUA, Terapeuta Politizada y Curadora Somática
  • Jillian Tuck, miembra de la junta directiva de NISGUA
  • Amanda Kistler, miembra de la junta directiva de NISGUA
  • David Imhoff, ex-empleado de NISGUA, miembro y entrenador, Catalyst Project, y coordinador San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network
  • Karen Musalo, Profesora de Derecho y Directora, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings School of Law
  • Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Profesora de Derecho, UC Hastings School of Law, Co-fundadora de GNIB
  • Michael Willis, ex-empleado de NISGUA
  • Luis Solano, Periodista de investigación y analista político.
  • Paula Worby, Editora, Hesperian Health Guides
  • Sara Campos, ex-miembre de la junta de NISGUA
  • Lael Parish, ex-empleade de NISGUA
  • Olivia Pandolfi, ex-acompañante de NISGUA