Caravan against Repression in Mexico

Caravan Against Repression in Mexico to stop at UO campus

October 31, 2016
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

uo-multicultural-4s-10-20-16Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Cedar & Spruce Rooms
1222 E. 13th Ave.
UO campus

The speaking tour “Caravana Against Repression in Mexico” attempts to bring the voices of families and communities fighting against the repression, disappearances and impunity of Mexican authorities. The participants (seven women and one man) are political prisoners, relatives, and representatives of the following organizations:

  • Students of Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College, best known as Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers’ College where the education has a strong commitment to social justice and respect for Indigenous cultures. The 43 students that were kidnapped in Iguala on Sep 26, 2014, are students of this college.
  • Xochicuautla, an Otomi Indigenous community that fights against the forceful displacement of  families and communities from their land by trans-national mega projects.
  • Families of victims of the June 19th Nochixtlán massacre in Oaxaca where federal police forces shot at protesting teachers and the people of this town who reject the recently imposed Education Reform Law.
  • Farm-workers from San Quintín, Baja California Norte, who have been in a long fight to defend their labor from hyper-exploitation and have called for a continued boycott of Driscoll berries until a collective bargaining agreement can be signed.
  • “Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa” from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, who have denounced the violence against women and the forced disappearances termed feminicide in México.
  • Two mothers who continue to demand the appearance (alive) of their children after the tragic events of September 26th, 2014, where 43 classmates were kidnapped and three were killed by state and federal police and military personnel.
  • Teachers of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE), who have been fighting in defense of public education and against the so-called Education Reform Law being imposed as a tool to attack collective bargaining rights of teachers and the subsequent repression against their national strike earlier this year.

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