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12/17/2006 New York City: "De Nueva York Hasta Oaxaca" - (From New York to Oaxaca)

2:00PM - 12:00AM Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center 1680 Lexington Ave.

A human rights benefit for media and medical supplies sent to indigenous communities In the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, hosted by www.palenquurbana.org and www.elenemigocomun.net

The human rights situation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, has gone from dire to desperate, federal intervention turns violent. The APPO - Oaxaca People's Popular Assembly, is now under constant and direct threat from federal preventative police PFP, preventative state police, and local paramilitary thugs. The economic incentive for natural resource exploitation in the region has precipitated violence in the region historically, and it is indigenous people's in the state who are under the greatest threat of displacement. All proceeds go towards media and medical equipment for several remote indigenous APPO communities.

$5- $10 Suggested Donation (no one turned away)

2:00PM - 6:00PM - Movies Pictures and Presentations
6:00PM - 12:00PM - Traditional Dance and Music from Atl Tlachinolli, Spiritchild, Cesar Diparra, Los Amigos, Capulli, Alma Moyo, and Kalunga