"In 1930s Bolivia, self-described Anarchist Cholas form a libertarian trade union. In the Northern Highlands of Vietnam, the songs of one girl's youth lead her to a life of activism. In the Philippines, female elders from Kalinga blaze a trail when pushed into an impromptu protest. Equally striking accounts from, Chile, Ecuador, India, Nepal, and Peru weave a tapestry of trauma and triumph, shedding light on not-too-distant histories otherwise overlooked. Indigenous Peoples all over the world have always had to stand their ground in the face of colonialism. While the details may differ, what these stories have in common is their commitment to resistance in a world that puts profit before respect, and western notions of progress before their own. Movements and Moments is an introductory glimpse into how Indigenous Peoples tell these stories in their own words. From Southeast Asia to South America, vibrant communities must grapple with colonial realities to assert ownership over their lands and traditions. This project was undertaken in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Indonesien in Jakarta. These stories were selected from an open call across forty-two countries to spotlight feminist movements and advocacies in the Global South."--
Physical Description:261 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Let the river flow free: women defenders of the cordillera -- Mama Dulu -- Shanti: beyond the veil -- The anarchist cholas: a short story about a Bolivian female libertarian trade union -- Tracing between colors of the highlands -- Millaray Huichalaf: the protectress of the sacred river -- Warmimasiy: Andean feminism taking shape in the land of the Incas -- Times will pass -- Meet the artists.