Wild Salmon Caravan 2016

We want to invite you to create some art to honor the Wild Salmon during the Wild Salmon Caravan on June 11 in Vancouver. Come and participate with us in this very fun and unique event about the Food Sovereignty movement. No experience is necessary - just the willingness to share and make beautiful salmon puppets.


Saturday May 21 - 12:00 - 16:00, Bring food to share
Salmon Puppet workshop 

Saturday June 11, 11:00 am at Creekside Park 
Join the parade and program of the Wild Salmon Caravan 

Autonomous Collectives Encounter

LA LLECA COLECTIVA Y AYOTZI 68

This is the way in which we actively and creatively resist the attacks on the education in Mexico and Vancouver. As such, we invite you to be not only a receptive but rather an active and co-creativ part of this event.

We will have latin food for sale, and we receive donations that will be used in future artistic events.

Three short films are presented for the first time in Vancouver.

- “Only you”, 4:18 minutes.
Manifest of Paulo Freire, with audio by the local propaganda car of Taxco, Guerrero, by Saul Sandoval.

- “The inmate in resistance”, 15 minutos.
Created by teenage inmates during their artistic and social activities inside the adolescent prision. La LLECA COLECTIVA

- “An offering of hope”, 7 minutos.
Created during the presentation of the documentary “Desaparecidos” (“Disappeared”) in "#38 Blood Alley", and offering-installation for the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa..
Co-creation of Patricio Cartas and Oscar Flores, and Ayotzi 68
Music by Lawrence Kelson

Also, a work-shop will be offered where creative and artistic techniques will be shared from the perspective of Radical or Popular Education.

Solidarity with the 43 MEXICAN STUDENTS 
RALLY in support of the families and classmates of the 43 students kidnapped by the Mexican police and military.

Justice for the families!!!

Harper stop training the Mexican police by the RCMP!!

September 26. 2014. 

THE NIGHTMARE 
On September 26, 2014 in Mexico, the police, armed with automatic weapons, surrounded and opened fire to 3 buses in which students from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teacher Training College were travelling; resulting in more than 20 people wounded, 6 dead, the youngest of them was only 15 years old. Since that day 43 students have been taken in captivity

THE HOPE
Ayotzinapa is one of 16 teacher training schools that still exist in Mexico. These schools were created explicitly for the children of indigenous and peasant in an unprecedented effort to open up Mexico’s education system to the rural poor.
Ayotzinapa is a boarding school, where students educate themselves with a vision of social justice commitment. The students not only get engage with literacy programs but also get involved in efforts to deal with poverty and social problems in the surrounding rural areas. They are encouraged to engage in critical thinking and see themselves as agents of social change. The students also participate in the administration of the school. 

The rural teacher colleges are known as strongholds of leftist politics and this is particularly true in the case of Ayotzinapa. The students have been involved not only in the struggle for Food Sovereignty but also against Resource Extraction Companies, like Goldcorp that has its offices in Vancouver, Canada.

THE SOLIDARITY
Every year the Mexican Government cut funding for Public Education; however, International and Mexican Grassroots grants help to support the Rural Colleges. In 2015, the people of Vancouver have sponsored a Community Radio Station for the Ayotzinapa College. 

As sponsors we demand justice for Ayotzinapa!!!