About a month ago I was in Anapra, Juárez, Mexico to show “Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror” at The Corpus Christi Catholic Church. The church is a humble one in a colonia of Juárez that has seen its share of violence over the years. But the people of this community have demonstrated more than [...]
As most of you know, Weaving for Justice is a volunteer, non-profit organization working in solidarity with Maya women's weaving cooperatives in Highland Chiapas, Mexico. It was created to assist the members of the cooperatives to continue living on their ancestral lands in sustainable ways that respect their lands, language (Tsotsil), and traditions. Just as one of [...]
In a previous blog post we informed you about a crisis in Chiapas in which over 5,000 people were displaced from their homes, living outside on the mountainsides in the townships of Chalchuitán and Chenalhó. Through the generosity of many donors, Weaving for Justice was able to send $3,086 to Cáritas, a Catholic Charity in [...]
“Maya Faces in a Smoking Mirror” is a full-length documentary featuring eight young Maya men and women, two of whom are weavers in Tsobol Antsetik, one of the co-ops Weaving for Justice assists. The film is produced by Bill Jungels and Christine Eber, founding member of Weaving for Justice. See a trailer and ordering information [...]
To see “A Maya Celebration,” a 20 minute film of the inauguration of Snail Jolobetik visit: https://vimeo.com/176198628 and type in the password: “ChiapasApril2016”. The filmmaker is Janet Darrow of Weaving for Justice.
In June 2017 at the annual meeting of Weave a Real Peace in Oaxaca, Mexico, Claudia Pérez Pérez of Tsobol Antsetik offered the following words about how she feels when women from other countries wear the traditional blouse of women in her township, San Pedro Chenalhó. “For us, we feel very comfortable when we see [...]