Atzin is a small non-profit organization working in solidarity with the Indigenous Nahua community of Tlamacazapa, Mexico, since 1997.
OPIRG has long supported the work of Atzin, most noticeably by selling woven palm baskets in our office — everything from quirky chickens to large colourful hampers — with proceeds going to Atzin. We have also facilitated student volunteer placements with Atzin.
In November of 2015, OPIRG staff, Shelley and Cecilia had the rare opportunity to visit with the women weavers of Tlamacazapa in northern Guerrero, Mexico.
Click here to read Shelley’s recount of the experience.