Auf seiner Tour durch Europa wird Gerardo Tristan seinen Vortrag neben Hamburg und Leipzig auch in Bochum halten. In seinem Vortrag zeigt er Verknüpfungspunkte zwischen unterschiedlichen sozialen Bewegungen auf, spricht über seinen Aktivismus und die Bewegung in Mexico. Der Vortrag wird auf englisch gehalten, Aktivist*innen unserer Bochumer Ortsgruppe helfen gerne bei Übersetzungsproblemen.
Einlass ist um 19Uhr, der Vortrag beginnt um 19:30Uhr
Learn about the history, challenges, setbacks, victories and hopes of the Mexican Animal Rights movement. Native American (Nahuatl) Mexican animal rights activist Gerardo/Wotko Tristan will share his insight on whats is like to fight for animals and human liberation from the perspective of a Native American and an antispeciesist queer activist. As our struggle is connected and global, we all animal rights activists must be in solidarity and helping each other to overcome the challenges within and outside our movement.
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 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.