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CASA offers training on social justice issues in Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Also see our CASA Writers blog.

We share lessons we learn from the resistance movements in Mexico with our home communities. We publish news and analysis in our newsletter, host workshops, short-term solidarity delegations, and speaking events.

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CASA Announcements

Coffee Harvest Delegation in Oaxaca, Mexico

During one week of volunteer work, workshops and discussions with coffee producers and cooperative members we will learn about the challenges of production, commercialization, and community organization in the context of the international coffee trade. Our three working days include harvesting, drying, roasting, grinding and packaging coffee. We will be hosted by and working side by side a family in the Living Earth Coffee Cooperative in Tanetze de Zaragoza, a Zapotec community in the beautiful mountains of the Sierra Juarez.
By: 
C.A.S.A.

Living Earth Coffee Cooperative and C.A.S.A invite you to a week of hands-on, experiential learning about organic coffee production in the Zapotec community of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Stories from the grassroots movilizations in Latin America (Oaxaca and Montevideo)

ENSEÑANDO REBELDÍA "Once you learn to speak, you don't want to be quiet anymore," an indigenous community radio activist said. Friday November 4, 7:00pm Montevideo, Uruguay
By: 
Andrea

"Once you learn to speak, you don't want to be quiet anymore," an indigenous community radio activist said.
 
ENSEÑANDO REBELDÍA

Presentación del Libro Enseñando Rebeldía

jueves 21, 19hs. Presentación del libro Enseñando rebeldía Historias del movimiento popular en Oaxaca Editado por Diana Denham y Colectivo C.A.S.A. Librespacio cultural La Jícara Porfirio Díaz #1105, Col. Centro Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca.
By: 
C.A.S.A.

jueves 21, 19hs.

Presentación del libro
Enseñando rebeldía
Historias del movimiento popular en Oaxaca

Holiday Giving that Defies Borders

Warm and sunny greetings from Oaxaca rebelde. Take this holiday season to give a gift that defies borders (and material consumption for that matter, too).
By: 
CASA

Warm and sunny greetings from Oaxaca rebelde. Take this holiday season to give a gift that defies borders (and material consumption for that matter, too).
 

Llamado Urgente: Alza tu voz en Solidaridad con Oaxaca y contra la Militarización

El siguiente es un llamado urgente a la solidaridad, a fin de destacar la creciente militarización en Oaxaca y en otras comunidades en todo el mundo. Reconocemos que el reciente ataque armado contra los compañeros que participaron en la Caravana de Apoyo y Solidaridad a San Juan Copala, Oaxaca (que incluye dos muertos, un herido, y muchos desaparecidos) tiene raíces profundas que se extiende a historias de imperialismo y supremacía blanca. Imperialismo, porque la represión es histórica, basada en la dominación, saqueo y despazamiento; y con Supremacía Blanca, porque la violencia es sistémica e institucionalmente perpetuada contra los pueblos indígenas, al mal llamado tercer mundo, a la gente de color, y otros grupos marginados, en un esfuerzo por mantener los privilegios de la riqueza y el poder. Reconocemos que nos encontramos en un contexto complejo, donde las injusticias en Oaxaca no son parte de una burbuja, que la represión es un fenómeno mundial situado en contextos locales muy diferentes.
By: 
C.A.S.A.

Llamado Urgente: Alza tu voz en Solidaridad con Oaxaca y contra la Militarización

Help CASA Survive!

Help CASA raise funds to continue operating through the spring and summer.
By: 
The CASA Collective

Saludos a tod@s from Oaxaca!

We’d like to update you about recent changes here at CASA, as we continue working in solidarity with social movements and grassroots groups in Oaxaca.

 

CASA supports cross-border movement building for collective liberation. International solidarity is important in bringing about the long-term change sought by many in the Americas to make fundamental and systemic change possible. At CASA, we work in direct solidarity with various groups, including indigenous communities, women’s cooperatives, political prisoner advocates, community-based media projects, and autonomous centers. 

 

In addition to maintaining a space in Oaxaca open for allies and community members to engage in collaborative action, we also publish our monthly newsletter to keep you informed on the latest issues and events in Oaxaca, Mexico and throughout Latin America.  You can also stay connected with us on Facebook or Twitter. Our goal is to keep our base in the U.S. connected to our work on the ground in Oaxaca, and we hope you will support us in that effort.

 

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Currently we are undertaking some major changes and exciting new initiatives to strengthen and expand solidarity organizing.  In an effort to be more effective, we are focusing our work on food sovereignty, community-based media, and arts for social justice and autonomy.  We are also building strategic and intentional alliances with people of color, immigrants, indigenous peoples, and low-income peoples based in the U.S.; as well as communities in resistance in Central and South America. As before, we continue to organize delegations for youth, students, and community members to connect with communities in Oaxaca, and gain first-hand experience of the effects of neoliberal policies in Oaxaca.  But we need your support to keep this going.

 

CASA is funded entirely through grassroots fundraising efforts made by individuals like you.  We operate on a shoestring budget and rely on donations to keep our doors open. Our current funding will only last through the end of this month. We appreciate your support to continue with our work. All it takes is a $25 donation to help CASA operate for a day. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Will you join with us, the people of Oaxaca, and thousands like us in fighting for a better society, for all of the Americas?

 If you would like to support us, there are two ways to contribute. The easiest way to donate is online, via our Contribute page. But you can also donate via checks made out to "Rights Action" with "CASA" specified in the memo line. Mail checks to:

 

CASA 

PO Box 43242 

Tucson, AZ 85733 

 

Your monthly or annual donation provides the most stability for CASA, but one time donations of any amount are genuinely appreciated. Thank you for all your time and support for building healthy and dignified communities.

 

La lucha sigue,

 

CASA Chapulin Collective

 

P.S. Check out the Annual Report from the Coordinators and an updated CASA brochure.

 



Thank you Letter to Faithful Fools

Roxanne and Colin write a thank you letter to our former auspices, Faithful Fools, who have generously provided CASA many services since its founding in 2001. We thank Faithful Fools for all their support and look forward to working with our new fiscal sponsor, Rights Action.
By: 
Roxanne Rivas & Colin Bossen

Dear Kay and Carmen:

Urban Agriculture Workshops at CASA Chapulin

On Thursday the October 15th we began a series of workshops on urban agriculture in CASA Chapulín facilitated by a compañero from the Siembra, Lucha, and Cosecha Collective.
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CASA Chapulin

On Thursday the October 15th we began a series of workshops on urban agriculture in CASA Chapulín facilitated by a compañero from the Siembra, Lucha, and Cosecha Collective.  Bel

We did it! Thank you for help buying the lot neighboring C.A.C.I.T.A.!

With the help from many compañeras y compañeros, part of our grand dream that we started only a few months ago has come true.
By: 
C.A.C.I.T.A.

C.A.S.A. is Seeking New Board Members!

CASA, Colectivos de Apoyo, Solidaridad y Acción (formerly the Chiapas Peace House Project), is currently seeking candidates for its Board of Directors.