The next meeting of the Latin America and the Global working group will be co-organized with Cipo-Vancouver, CoDevelopment Canada, Amnesty International Canada, and the Global Lounge. We will host family members and advocates of the 43 Mexican students that were forcibly disappeared in Ayotzinapa last September. We hope to see you there (note that space is limited and RSVP is required).
The Ayotzinapa Disappearances
Join relatives and advocates of 43 disappeared Mexican students for a talk and public conversation about human rights in Mexico
Wednesday April 15, 2015, 1-3pm
UBC Global Lounge (2205 Lower Mall, Building 1)
Everyone welcome, but space is limited
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Light snacks will be provided
On September 26, 2014, Mexican State security forces attacked a group of students from the teachers college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, killing 6 people and forcibly disappearing 43 others who were never seen again. The crime has pulled the veil off an acute human rights crisis in Mexico. The search for the students has uncovered more than 15 mass graves, none of them containing the bodies of the students.
On Wednesday, April 15 from 1-3pm, relatives and advocates of the disappeared students will be at the UBC Global Lounge to talk about the disappearances, their attempts to discover the fates of the students, and their demands for a full and thorough criminal investigation. The speakers will be Hilda Legideño Vargas, a single mother and crafts seller who lost her son in the attack; Jorge Luis Clemente Balbuena, a member of the student committee of the Ayotzinapa teachers college; and Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, a lawyer from the human-rights center Tlachinollan who is the legal representative of the families of the 43 disappeared students.
Members of the UBC community and the general public are invited to listen to their story and participate in a discussion about the struggle for human rights in contemporary Mexico.
Organizers: Cipo-Vancouver, CoDevelopment Canada, Amnesty International Canada
Supported by: Liu Institute for Global Issues Latin America and the Global research group, UBC Global Lounge