Workshop #5: ‘Poverty and Indigeniety’
The San Pablo Center, Oaxaca, Mexico
Regional lead: Benjamin Smith, Reader of Latin American History, University of Warwick
This workshop will bring together scholars, activists and representatives of Cheran (center of the indigenous self defense groups) and the San Pablo Center, Oaxaca (an indigenous language center in Oaxaca City). They will meet to discuss the politics surrounding issues of how poverty has historically been linked to race, and how indigenous communities have sought to alleviate poverty through organic, non-institutional redistribution schemes.