(MAMAZ) is a non-profit women’s art collective, headquartered in Oaxaca, Mexico. The group arose from the collective questioning and reflection on the state of our nutritional base, maize. Given that the native maize seed of our indigenous towns is on the verge of extinction in part due to the lack of support of the government, the loss of the tradition of sowing in our communities due to immigration, water shortage, climate changes and transnational economic interests. Our projects focus on bringing together women whom share and teach each other about what is happening to our local food supply. We use art as means of expression and as a form of social activism.

For more information or to join in their efforts, contact:

Marietta Berenstoff

MAMAZ Collective
email: oaxmaiz@yahoo.com
phone: 011 52 951 521 3093