Mexico's Human Rights Crisis at the Edge of Elections by Omar Garcia (Canceled)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
STO STO 106 Multicultural Center (MCC)
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Gomez Unamuno, Aurelia
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Spanish Faculty
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https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=62663

Mexico's Human Rights Crisis at the Edge of Elections by Omar García

Omar García is a survivor of state violence in Mexico. Since the attacks of Iguala against the students of Ayotzinapa in 2014, he has become an activist demanding justice for the 43 disappeared students and the more than 30,000 families of disappeared people in search for their beloved ones.
After protests demanding justice and an end of impunity in Mexico, harassment, discredit campaigns, intimidation and surveillance by the government have been systematic, targeting families of the 43 disappeared students, survivors, and human rights organizations that are supporting them. Nonetheless, the persistence of the families, survivors, human rights organizations, such as Center for Human Rights Pro Juárez, as well civil society, has brought the case to the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Please check out the platform "The Ayotzinapa Case. A Cartography of Violence" http://www.forensic-architecture.org/case/ayotzinapa/

Please join us to hold a conversation about Mexico's impunity, human rights crisis and grassroots movements at the edge of elections. Spanish with English translation.

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