The Zapatista Rebellion at Twenty Years: A Retrospective

Panel discussion on Wednesday, April 2, in the Ruth Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall [PAC 134]

The program begins at 7PM, with a reception following in the PAC hallway.

On January 1, 1994, Maya insurgents launched a rebellion in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Led by a pipe-smoking mestizo poet who called himself Subcomandante Marcos, the rebellion coincided with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)---an agreement inimical to the interests of Mexico's indigenous peoples. Now, twenty years later, the Zapatistas have created five autonomous zones in Chiapas and remain vocal opponents of neoliberalism. Our panelists will discuss the legacy of the Zapatista uprising and the state of affairs in Zapatista zones today.

Panelists include:

Stephen Lewis, Ph.D., CSUC Professor of History

Maria del Rocio Guido, CSUC graduate/activist

A question and answer session follows the formal program.

Co-sponsored by the CSUC Department of Philosophy,

the Latin American Studies Program (LAST) and

the Peace Institute at California State University, Chico

For more information contact Tom Imhoff in the CSUC Philosophy Dept. at

This program is free an open to the public.