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CASA, Colectivos de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Accíon, is guided in its long term decisions by an Administrative Team. We employ staff in Oaxaca. Former volunteers are referred to (admiringly) as alumni.
The Administrative Team oversees the long term vision, outreach, promotion, and fundraising of the organization. It's made up of allies with years of experience organizing around social justice issues around the issues of gender, labor, immigration, media organizing, indigenous sovereignty, and LGBT justice.
Andrea Caraballo has been the coordinator of CASA (translated from Spanish as the Collective of Help, Solidarity and Action) since April of 2009 in Oaxaca, Mexico. With CASA she has worked with more than 30 organizations, collectives and local communities both in and around the city/region of Oaxaca.
Andrea has participated in the organization and implementation of both theoretical and practical workshops with those working in feminist collectives, on territorial defense, and appropriate technology—among other topics. She has developed workshops and orientations for activists from various countries who come to Oaxaca to volunteer and learn in a variety of arenas.
Andrea has also facilitated groups of university student delegation in various opportunities. Since 2009 she has received students in medicine to facilitate an experience with local workshops and lectures about migration and traditional/indigenous medicine. The delegations consist of approximately 15 to 20 students and the groups come to Oaxaca twice a year. Until now, Andrea has received 8 different groups with this organization. She has also received and facilitated for groups of CUNY student delegations, focusing on human rigths.
She has used writing and art as a form of public statement and for community information. Andrea has published articles in Uruguay, Mexico, the USA, Ecuador and Germany. She also uses art (photography, video and drawing) as a form of expression, information and social protest.