(GLASGOW 06/02; EDINBURGH 06/03) HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT Enrique Reynoso on the dignified fight for homes and autonomy in Mexico City and beyond

Enrique Reynoso is an urban activist who has spent more than twenty-five years organising for housing rights and autonomous communities in Mexico City. He will discuss his work with the Francisco Villa Independent Popular Front, which is independent of political parties and affiliated to the Zapatista-inspired La Sexta (the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandona Jungle).


Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group

Enrique will discuss the fight for homes in Mexico City, reflecting on a mass social movement which is involved in land occupations, collective house construction and autonomous organising in some of the poorest areas of Mexico City. As such, this event provides a rare opportunity to discover how the principles of Zapatismo are being translated in one of the largest urban conurbations in the world.

Enrique’s talk will be introduced by Neil Gray, University of Glasgow, and Katia Valenzuela Fuentes, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham who will also translate. Organised in collaboration with the Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group.

Enrique of the Popular Organisation of the Independent Left “Francisco Villa” will speak on this mass social movement which occupies land, builds social housing for the poorest people and promotes and organises self-managed grass-roots autonomy. Enrique has spent more than 25 years organising for housing rights and autonomous communities in Mexico City.

The “Organización Popular Francisco Villa de Izquierda Independiente” is independent of political parties and affiliated to the Zapatista-inspired La Sexta.   As such, this event provides a rare opportunity to discover how the principles of Zapatismo are being translated in one of the largest urban conurbations in the world.

Time and Location

  • 5.15-7.00pm, Thursday 2nd June, Room 916, Adam Smith Building, University of Glasgow
  • 7pm Friday 3rd June, at Quaker meeting house, 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2JL

More information

  • Title for the talk: HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT.Enrique Reynoso on the dignified fight for homes and autonomy in Mexico City and beyond.
  • Facebook event page.
  • FREE      ALL WELCOME
  • QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION
  • The venue is fully accessible (lift to meeting room).
  • Organised by Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group

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Autor: Jordi Albacete

I am an environmental journalist. My passion for the protection of human and environmental rights has been inspired by research led journalism. My ambition is to communicate and inspire people to make positive changes in the environment. Twitter @albacetejordi or Linkedin.

Periodista medioambiental. Mi pasión por la protección de los derechos humanos y medioambientales se ha forjado a través de la investigación periodística. Mi objetivo es comunicar e inspirar a la gente para hacer cambios positivos y proteger el medioambiente. Twitter @albacetejordi o Linkedin.

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