Ayotzinapa. A Year After
November 10, CPGC Cafe, 7:00-9:00PM
On the tragic night in September 2014, in Iguala, Mexico, six people were murdered, and 43 students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Normal School remain disappeared as the result of public forces/ organized crime violence. Since then, relatives of the disappeared students, supported by a broad grassroots movement, have been denouncing serious violations of human rights in Mexico. Despite reports and recommendations made by NGO’s and the Inter American Commission of Human Rights, Mexican authorities’ response has been evasive and insufficient. Why the student’s disappearance has become a symbol of impunity in Mexico? How Ayotzinapa case has reactivated social movements denouncing human rights violations? What has been Mexican government’s response? How it has impacted immigrant community in US? Please join us for a conversation between faculty, students, and local activists addressing issues such as state/organized crime violence, public education and political reforms, justice and accountability.
Coordinated with Ariana Huberman and ALAS
Sponsored by the Spanish Department and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.