CompArte: The Art & Culture of Resistance & Solidarity w/EZLN


August 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave.
Donations requested: $5-$10 or more. No one turned away for lack of money

CompArte: The fourth annual Emiliano Zapata Community Festival

The Chiapas Support Committee invites you to enjoy music, poetry and art that expresses anti-capitalist resistance, deep solidarity with indigenous peoples’ struggles for community, land & justice, and a shared space for envisioning an end to the repressive and racist climate we are challenging in the U.S.

CompArte means to share & build a living culture of humanity with musicians, artists & poets from Oakland and S.F. Bay Area.

All the funds collected at the door and from the purchase of Zapatista arts & crafts sold by the Chiapas Support Committee go to support the autonomy projects of the Zapatista communities in Mexico.

Paintings by Zapatistas
Daniel Camacho + live mural painting
FYE Collective
Alejandro García
Xochitl Guerrero
Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo
Eddie Lampkin
Jhovanny Rodríguez
Stephanie Sánchez

Poets & Music:
EJ (dj)
Madelina y los Carpinteros
Mo Sati
Francisco Herrera
Omi & Amanda
Mogauwane Mahloele

The Chiapas Support Committee will be selling hand-woven blouses and artesanía made by the Zapatista women’s art collective from Chiapas

There will also be local community-based vendors offering hand-made jewelry, weavings, arts & crafts, coffee & dessert.

Click here for more information on the Zapatistas:

If you can’t make it to CompArte, please consider making a generous donation on-line:
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Or through Venmo: @Enapoyo1994


CompArte: Why we come together in art

2019 marks the 25th year since the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN, Zapatista Army of National Liberation) launched an armed uprising to say NO to capitalist neoliberalism and “free” trade, which mean indigenous genocide, and a deep heart-made YES to indigenous liberation, autonomy and solidarity across borders and dreams.

In the last 25 years, the EZLN and indigenous people have transformed the political landscape of Mexico, provided global leadership and inspiration against the capitalist sickness of possession, private property and war. The EZLN continues organizing with indigenous and non-indigenous communities to build autonomy, stop capitalist mega-projects and extractive destruction and new and renewed relationships rooted in justice, the natural world and shared dreams of land, peace & solidarity to stop out common enemy capitalist economies and world wars.


Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Zapatista Revolution

Come together to share art and express solidarity with the Zapatistas and indigenous peoples’ struggles for justice!

The Chiapas Support Committee is organizing the fourth annual CompArte Zapatista to be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Omni Commons in Oakland, California! Stay tuned for more details.

CompArte literally means Share-Art, a space to uplift the challenges, dreams, visions, of the people, indigenous and non-indigenous people, that are leading the struggle for a world where all worlds fit, a community of communities, against neoliberalism, against capitalism, against war & racism, against a patriarchy that is blood-soaked in capitalist/dominant industrial society and the struggles for humanity, for a return to the sources of life and dream of relationships that heal and not harm, a matriarchy of relationships that take care of each other and the natural world, that give prominence to women, girls, transpeople, the different, the marginalized, those forgotten by capital and Presidents and only remembered when they are needed as cannon-fodder for wars and political strife.

CompArt is a deep space for art, paintings, songs, theater, dance, poetry, hip-hop and community for peace & justice and that demands we live and uphold life in all her diversity.


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