Indigenous Resilience: Earthquake in the Wake of COVID-19
On June 23rd, 2020, an 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck the region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Hundreds of home were damaged impacting one Mexico's most Indigenous populous regions. Given that Mexico is a settler-state, there has been no governmental aid provided to Oaxaca during the pandemic and now during the earthquake relief efforts. The disparities Indigenous communities of Oaxaca are already experiencing are exacerbated by natural disasters.
In order to assist the regions of Oaxaca most impacted and my pueblos in Sierra Sur, Ozolotopec region, I am supporting the Consejo de Comunidades Indígenas de la Sierra Sur (COCISS) to raise mutual aid to continue our community relief efforts. COCISS is a small Indigenous-led organization that has been a pillar for our pueblos and communities in Sierra sur. As of July 10th, 12 tons of food and essentials were delivered to 10 communities in the Ozolotopec region. However, earthquake relief efforts are ongoing as there was a lot of damage left behind this earthquake and the after shocks.
To donate please do so via Paypal. Paypal information: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also donate via Venmo: @jessbhdz.