FOMMA y las Mujeres Mayas de Kaqla

El grupo de mujeres mayas Kaq´la de Guatemala forma parte de la red de mujeres de FOMMA (Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya A.C.) que trabajan en el proceso de capacitación para las mujeres indígenas. Realizando un trabajo de autonomía para la mujer que se basa la diversidad, el multiculturalismo y la interculturalidad de las mujeres maya, Kaq´la compartió el espacio de FOMMA durante el otoño de 2008, colaborando en la creación de escenas teatrales basadas en la memoria y la experiencia autobiográfica. El encuentro potenció el teatro como una herramienta que permite denunciar la violencia de género y el racismo hacia las poblaciones indígenas en Guatemala y Chiapas.

 

Kaqla, a group of Mayan women from Guatemala, form part of FOMMA’s network of women that work in providing training and education to indigenous women. Working on a women-focused piece based on diversity, multiculturalism, and interculturalism among Mayan women, Kaqla shared FOMMA’s space during the fall of 2008, during which time they collaborated in the creation of theatrical scenes based on memory and autobiographical experience. The meeting promoted the use of theatre as a tool that can be used to denounce violence against women and racism towards indigenous populations in Guatemala and Chiapas.

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Arte Acción is an interdisciplinary platform located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas that focuses on developing public performance programming and linking different social groups together in order to promote diverse forms of human development through diverse, continual activities geared towards increasing public awareness, personal reflection and the creation of artistic and political projects. It is a platform first developed with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics in collaboration with Fortaleza de la Mujer Maya (FOMMA), a theatre troupe of indigenous women. Arte Acción, encompasses public lectures, roundtables, performances, public actions and projections seeking to promote, present and archive performative practices as a social, cultural and political in it's collaboration and research with local, national, and international communities.