Because it comes to be that dignity is contagious.
And women are the most vulnerable to get sick of this uncomfortable
disease . When a woman advances, there’s no man who dares to walk
back. To all those women who fight, who love, to the ones that cry,
get angry, the ones who are born and are born again, to the ones
who fly, the ones who get hurt, the ones who build the world, the
ones who suffer, the mothers, the invisible and the brave ones,
the ones who light the way, the ones who dream about FREEDOM, the
ones who draw out utopias and the ones that make them possible.
To all of you we send greetings, a hug and a smile.
We, the ones who bloom inside the North Female Prison, want to
congratulate you, not only in this International Women's Day,
but everyday. And especially each day that we have been in this
prison. We would like to recognize your work and your efforts
for building a world with freedom, and with equality for men and
We were born and we grew up during more than ten months, we advanced,
we built up new ways together with our comrades in the student
movement. That is why we were evicted with violence and jailed
without a real reason, just because we thought about education
as a requirement for the improvement of the social conditions
for our people, and specifically, because we dreamed about a university
We have been here for 33 days. We have known what it means to
be a woman and to be jailed. We have reached the limits of resistance
and we have filled with colors our dignity.
Go on, friends, there's a lot of work to do. Remember the women,
the annoying and rebel women. Your task is to tell everyone that
the history without women is not well-done, it's an incomplete
history. You have to take the pen and write down the pages. To
fill the trenches, to walk forward and never walk back, to break
up the silence, to take away the chains. To build the future and
Go on, women of the Earth!
Let's fight for freedom!
Together for Revolution!
Hasta la victoria siempre!
Tania Jimena Hernandez,
Facultad de Psicologia.
North Female Prison N.B.
There are two messages left, but I must go now. I will continue
translating soon, OK? Hope you feel as moved as we did. I know
Erick Brakken knows Tania Jimena Hernandez, and maybe Zulai, too.
They are still in jail with other 40 girls and over a hundred
boys. They are asking from 5,000 to 100,000 pesos (500 to 10,000
dollars) for letting them free on bail. Now we are trying to get
the money. Please write on solidarity soon, we will take the messages
to them on the visit day. We need also pressure over the mexican
government and the UNAM administration to ask them to let them
free and to return to the dialogue with the CGH
Thanks in advanced for all your help.