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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Chile is coming to Buffalo: Performance of 'Rapist in Your Path'


Hundreds of women march together into Plaza de la Dignidad. Women have a lead role in the protests, including the Red Masks in Resistance movement, and created an anthem for women’s rights that has gone viral: El Violador en Tu Camino [The Rapist in Your Path].
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!El Violador en Tu Camino! (The Rapist in Your Path) January Photo of the Month
Chile is coming to Buffalo with a performance of !El Violador en Tu Camino! (The Rapist in Your Path) at the Western NY Women’s March on 19 January 2020. The anti-rapist anthem and dance was created by a women’s collective in Chile in response to the widespread abuses against women protesters by the police and other authorities. It has taken on a life of its own and is performed all over the world. Also this April, there will be an exhibit that was photographed and videoed on the front lines of the Chilean People’s Uprising. Information on both events below. Chile photo below by Orin Langelle/GJEP (2019)
Buffalo, NY:  Queen City Feminist !El Violador en Tu Camino! (also known as ¡El Violador es Tu! [The Rapist is You!] is scheduled to perform this during the Western NY Women’s March on 19 January. The march starts on Buffalo’s Niagara Square at 1:30 p.m. and culminates at 3:30 p.m. Organizers of the event say some of the people who will be in attendance participated in the National March held in Washington, DC on 18 January.
And the April exhibit at the ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art in Allentown, Buffalo:

Chile: Peoples’ Uprising

An Exhibit of Images from the Front Lines by Orin Langelle and Anne Petermann
A massive popular uprising in Chile began on 18 October 2019. Millions are demanding a new economic and political system in Chile and a new constitution. Chile’s existing Constitution was written during the Pinochet Dictatorship installed by the U.S. in 1973.
Women have a lead role in the protests, including the Red Masks in Resistance movement (photo above), and created an anthem for women’s rights that has gone viral: El Violador en Tu Camino also called ¡El Violador es Tu! [The Rapist is You!]. It is performed by women all over the world.
Where: ¡Buen Vivir! Gallery for Contemporary Art, 148 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Opening Reception: Friday, 3 April, 6 – 9 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres & refreshments served
Lyrics – Organized by a Chilean feminist collective, LASTESIS, the performance was titled !Un violador en tu camino! (A rapist in your way). The song and accompanying dance takes on the patriarchy as the cause both of violence against women and the victim shaming that often comes after. Y la culpa no era mía, ni dónde estaba, ni cómo vestía, they sang (and the fault wasn’t mine, not where I was, not how I dressed). Please watch LASTESIS video below the English translation.
Un violador en tu camino