Vortrag von Gerardo Tristan im Plaque

Dienstag, 28. August 2018, 19 Uhr

Plaque
Industriestrasse 101
04229 Leipzig

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Gerardo Tristan/ Wotko, is a Nahuatl, antispeciesist and queer activist and community organizer from Monterrey, Mexico with over 30 years of experience working on a wide range of social issue such as indigenous/lgbtq /animal rights and food justice.
He will do a talk called „On the edge of the margins: Being a Native American,Queer, Imigrant and Antispeciesist within the AR US movement.“

„This is a very personal presentation. I share here my experience as a native american and queer AR activist trying to belong to the AR community and work for animals in this country. The challenges, hopes and opportunity for me and the lessons learned in this 15 years working as an activist (volunteer) and as a paid worker within this movement and the challenges that the current political context in the USA presents for me and other activist in my situation.“

Before the talk there will also be a cooking class with Gerardo on how to cook all things Corn ( Indigenous Mexican foods). more info


More about Gerardo:
Gerardo Tristan/ Wotko, is a Nahuatl, antispeciesist and queer activist and community organizer from Monterrey, Mexico with over 30 years of experience working on a wide range of social issue such as indigenous/lgbtq /animal rights and food justice. From working as a coordinator of an international students group volunteering in the mountains of central Mexico helping indigenous coffee cooperatives in the summer of 2002 to being a collaborator at the Zapatista’s (EZLN) peace talk process during the spring of 1994, Gerardo has always been involved in vital issues in his country. In the fall of 2015 Gerardo founded “FaunAccion in CDMX, the group’s mission is to empower activists and agents of change by providing them with education and relevant tools for their activism. Gerardo is also a co-funder of La Raza for liberation and is currently working on two food justice projects: El Molcajete, a food education program on wheels in Mexico and The Chestnut Tree Reclamation Project in TN, USA.

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Gerardo Tristan/ Wotko, ist ein Nahuatl, Antispeziesist und queerer Aktivist und Gemeinschaftsbilder aus Monterrey, Mexiko. Er hat über 30 Jahre Erfahrung mit Aktivismus in verschiedenen sozialen Bewegungen, wie die Rechte der Ureinwohner_innen/lgbtq (queer)/ Tierrechte und Nahrungsmittelsouveränität.
Er wird einen sehr persönlichen Einblick darin geben, wie es ist amerikanischer Ureinwohner, queer, Einwanderer und Antispeziesist in der US-amerikanischen Tierrechtsbewegung zu sein.

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