In a 2005 interview with Raymundo Sanchez Barraza, In Motion Magazine looked at A University Without Shoes. In discussing the indigenous intercultural system of informal education developed by the Mayan culture of Meso America, Barraza describes the key components of democracy, self-learning and reciprocity within the panorama of the Zapatista struggle.
Emerging from the margins of prophetic critique, to transform the nation state consistent with indigenous world vision, free and open learning that serves the interests of their students and communities is at the heart of what this struggle hopes to accomplish. As Barraza observes, “We too can think great thoughts.”
Hope belongs to the resistance.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here