From El Barrio to La Realidad, Women Lead Struggles to Transform the World

Jessica Davies – Truthout – Tuesday, 15 July 2014 (originally published 12 Jul)

Zapatista women march
Zapatista women marched in tribute to the life and struggle of the murdered Zapatista from La Realidad, “Galeano.” May 27, 2014. Image: Elizabeth Ruiz / Flickr

On May 24, hundreds of members of the Movement for Justice in El Barrio from New York, mostly women of all ages, came together to honor the life and struggle of the murdered Zapatista from La Realidad, “Galeano”. For this event, the prominent Mexican feminist, activist and thinker Sylvia Marcos sent her reflections on Being “Jovena” (a young woman) and Zapatista in La Realidad.

The women of El Barrio and the Zapatista women of La Realidad are two examples of how women in struggle all over the world are coming together to inspire and learn from each other, and how, in the process, women are transforming the world.

The Movement for Justice in El Barrio is a community-based organization, led by immigrant women that works for dignity and social justice and against oppression, gentrification and displacement in El Barrio, New York . . .

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