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Last month, 1,200 people marched through San Cristóbal de las Casas to demand justice for Itzel Yaneth Méndez Pérez, a seventeen year old woman whose body was discovered on [...]
A week ago we left our beautiful, new world of theater and community activism in Xela, Guatemala, also known as the Second Latin American Reunion of the Theatre of the Oppressed. But the fun is just beginning! Check out Days #2-3–Raquel and I had the unforgettable experience of leading an introductory T.O. workshop with a youth association [...]
We made it! I am writing from Café R.E.D., a fair trade coffee shop and food solidarity network here in Xela, Guatemala, where 500 artists from all over the world have come together for the 2nd Latin American Reunion of the Theatre of the Oppressed. Over the course of 10 days, my compañera Raquel and I will be taking courses in participatory theater techniques [...]
Tomorrow at this time, my tocalla Raquel and I will be surrounded by 500 other artists and activists in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala at the opening of the 2nd Latin American Reunion of the Theatre of the Oppressed. The Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) was pioneered by Brazilian artist Augusto Boal as a means of [...]
Americans will spend over $100 billion dollars on Christmas presents this year, the majority of that money going to fatten the turkeys of multinational CEOs who generously pay their international labor force as much as a few dollars an hour (and as little as a few cents) to produce our gift-wrapped toys, clothing, and electronics. In fact, the toys that end up in one child’s hands on Christmas morning were likely assembled by another child’s hands, just a few weeks earlier, halfway around the world. Where is that child’s secret Santa?RKA on Latina Fatale
Click here to continue reading “What Would Jesus Buy?” originally published on Latina Fatale. *What Would Jesus Buy? is a 2007 documentary film that follows anti-consumer activists Reverend Billy, Savitri D, and the Church of Stop Shopping on a cross-country tour to spread the gospel about the evils of retail. It’s a must-see–for the Adbusters [...]
“Mexico, País de Masacres y Genocidios” (Mexico, Land of Massacres and Genocides) read the leaflets that shower the streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas like falling leaves. It is October 2nd, a somber day for Mexican@s–44 years ago, just 10 days before the 1968 Summer Olympics thousands were fired upon while marching through Mexico [...]
I'm Rachael Kay Albers (but you can call me Raquel) and I'm an artist + activist + awesomepreneur. Originally from Chicago, three and a half years ago I ditched law school to follow my (he)art and today I run a web design boutique to fund my (he)artwork as a freelance writer and arts facilitator in southern Mexico. For my 365 Tips For Working With Heart, check out my biz blog, Awesomepreneur!
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