GTA's core team gathering 2022

GTA's core team gathering 2022


Oaxaca, Mexico from 8/5 to 12/5.


In presence


  1. Mauricio
  2. Vasna
  3. Franco
  4. Alex
  5. Arturo G
  6. Lina

Online presence

  1. Amy
  2. Arturo E
  3. Christine1)
  4. Nisha
  5. Marina
  6. Marta
  7. Ana Cecilia2)
  8. Angging
  9. Simon
  10. Xotchil
  11. Ashish3)
  12. Shrishtee4)


Activities: From 8th May to 11th May

4 days:

  • 3 days in Oaxaca city, in the Unitierra Oaxaca place
  • 1 day in community ?

7/5 (Saturday)

  • Travel from CDMX to Oaxaca starting 8 am
  • Lunch in Puebla
  • Arrive to Oaxaca at 5 - 6 pm
  • Night - Dinner in Oaxaca
  • Sleep in hotel

8/5 (Sunday)

Tribute to Gustavo

  • Time: 9 AM in MX time

People that we may invite to speak

Celebration video recording:

Music section recording

  • Traslators:
    • Pablo Ayala (EN → ES)
    • Yeyo Beltran (ES → EN)
  • “Convivio” after Lunch with all participants, covered by GTAGlobal Tapestry of Alternatives, in Unitierra Oaxaca. Finishing 2pm.

Rest of the day

  • 4pm-7pm: Work session 0 of GTA: planning and themes for the gathering
  • 9pm: Dinner at the center of Oaxaca
  • Sleep in hotel

9/5 (Monday)

On the start of each session, we define a facilitator and a note taker. We produce a synthetic report that collects decisions, actions and assigned tasks.

  • 8am - 10.30am: Work session 1 of GTA: general organization, core team situation. :!: Session 01 documentation
  • Break
  • 11am - 2pm: Work session 2 of GTA: current activities (i.e. WSF) and projects (i.e. ADELANTE); articulation with weavers; facilitation team expansion; internships planning; :!: Session 02 documentation
  • Lunch
  • 4pm - 5pm: Work session 3 of GTA: connection, updates and inputs from Christine and others that may not be able to connect because of the time difference :!: Session 03 documentation
  • Sleep in hotel

10/5 (Tuesday)

  • 8.30am: Meeting with CEDI administration for reimbursements
  • 9am - 1pm: Work session 4 of GTA: manifestos and declaration; outreach; new weavers; second gathering of core team?; :!: Session 04 documentation
  • Lunch
  • 3pm-6pm: Visit to downtown
  • 6pm: Travel to community (90 minutes)
  • 9pm: Fire and Dinner in community
  • Sleep in community

11/5 (Wednesday)

  • Day in community:
    • 7am - 8am: breakfast
    • 8am - 9am: After breakfast we will walking and recollect medicinal plants.
    • 9am - 11.30am: session about ancestral medicine. Rithual. Moment of compartencia: Exchange of symbols between all participants.
    • 12pm - 1pm: break and rest
    • 1pm - 4pm: Colective cooking in community: preparation of tamales (corn and beans) with local families
    • 6pm - 7.30pm: dialogue with local authorities, mainly about “the defense of the territory” (one of the main interest of the community)
    • 7.30pm: Trip to Oaxaca
    • 9.00pm Arrival Hotel and dinner

12/5 (Thursday)

  • 8am - 9am : Final session to prepare report preparation (sessions + community)

Budget used in Mexico City and Oaxaca

We have allocated 20.000 USD for this gathering in our general budget of this year. Each foreign participant person needs to take care of booking her/his flight tickets to Mexico City, reimbursements will be made by Unitierra/CEDI in Oaxaca presenting your receipts.

This is information needs to be updated with the final numbers. Mauricio and Franco are in charge. — franco 2022/05/12 13:00

Concept Ammount Used
Franco's flights 1560
Vasna's flights 1754
Alex's flights5) 0
Lina's flights 400
Lodging in Mexico City 1083
Meals in Mexico City 308
Transport from CDMX to Oaxaca 274
Transport in taxi in Mexico City and Oaxaca 108
Lodging in Hotel Oaxaca 634
Meals in Oaxaca 252
Coffee breaks for working sessions 75
Memorial translators, music and meal for 30 persons 1205
Rent Transport to community 200
Lodging, food and workshop in Community 306
Donation to health community project 200

GTA Core team presence in WSF

The week before this meeting, the WSF will take place in Mexico City. Some of the GTA's core team will be present in the WSF.

Participants in place

Member 1/5 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 6/5
Vasna x x x x x x
Franco x x
Mauricio x x x x
Arturo G x x x x
Lina x x x
She is in NZ, 17 hours ahead of MX. Sessions running after midday in MX would take place in NZ morning
not confirmed
3) , 4)
Visa missing
Alex donated this in favor of GTA