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HUMAN RIGHTS in CHIAPAS and POSSIBILITIES for POLITICAL CHANGE in MEXICO
Date Thursday February 18
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
La Pena, 3105 Shattuck, Berkeley, CA
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Authormary ann
Victor Hugo López, Communications Coordinator at the Fray Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Center (Frayba) in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, will discuss human rights in Chiapas and the prospects for political change in 2010. The human rights situation in Chiapas has deteriorated rapidly in recent months, including an attack on a Fraba lawyer in September. As popular organizations wage peaceful struggles against paramilitary violence, tourism projects that displace campesinos, and illegal land grabs, the Frayba is at the often-dangerous forefront of human rights defense. Under attack from paramilitary groups, the army, and both the state and federal governments, the Frayba produces frequent human rights reports, defends cases in court and supports indigenous communities under attack.
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:30 PM
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
(11/2 blocks from Ashby BART)
Wheelchair Accessible

A Donation of $5-$10 (Sliding Scale) is requested at the door
Sponsored by: Chiapas Support Committee
http://www.chiapas-support.org
cezmat [at] igc.org
(510) 654-9587
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 6th, 2010 11:07 PM
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