Prohibido Olvidar

El 15 de marzo del 2013 el Centro Hemisférico montó una acción pública titulada “Prohibido Olvidar” para conmemorar y denunciar el asesinato de cuatro mujeres de 80, 30, 15 y tres años a machetazos. El horrendo crimen se dio en Yaxthé, municipio de Chilón, rumbo a Xhanil, carretera Palenque-Ocosingo. Llegaron más de doscientas personas a la acción quienes construyeron juntos un altar colectivo que denunció la masacre. Los participantes colocaron un cartel con una denuncia que dijo “Prohibido olvidar: masacre en Chilón ayer, 4 mujeres muertas, nombres desconocidos. Edad 80, edad 30, edad 15, edad 3. ¡Ni una más!” en la pared principal de la catedral de la ciudad. Repartieron velas pequeñas entre ellos que colocaron debajo del cartel, rodeándolas con flores. Gracias a la presión social fomentada por la acción en sí, durante su montaje se revelaron los nombres de las víctimas.

On March 15, 2013, Centro Hemisférico mounted a public action entitled “We Must Not Forget” to commemorate and decry the assassination of four women 80, 30, 15, and 3 years of age who were hacked to death with a machete. The horrendous crime took place in Yaxthé, Chilón municipality, on the highway between Palenque and Ocosingo. More than 200 people participated in the action and built together a collective altar that denounced the massacre. The participants placed a poster that read, “We must not forget: Massacre yesterday in Chilón, 4 women dead, names unknown. Ages: 80, 30, 15, 3. Not one more!” on the main wall of the city’s cathedral. They divided candles among themselves, placed them below the poster, and surrounded them with flowers. Thanks to the social pressure fomented via the action, the names of the victims were revealed during its staging.

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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.