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|To Die in Mexico: Dispatches from the Drug War|
|Date||Thursday June 23|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Niebyl Proctor Library/Institute for the Critical Study of Society
6501 Telegraph Ave (@ Alcatraz),
Oakland. CA 94609
Interactive Theatrical Presentation
John Gibler with Kairos Theater Ensemble
Since 2006, 40,000 individuals have been killed and 10,000 disappeared in Mexico’s so-called drug war, producing excess deaths and surplus terror on par with any armed military conflict. John Gibler, author of To Die in Mexico, in conjunction with Kairos Theater Ensemble, will deconstruct the violence and carnage, showing how state interests and transnational economics drive this rolling atrocity, where murder is a business strategy, impunity a competitive advantage, and death part of the overhead. Counting and recounting the stories of the murdered, the raped and tortured, this theatrical presentation and dialogue seeks to bring clarity, critical nuance, and human detail to challenge the erasure and terror of the free-trade-induced narco-state formation, and to give voice to "those who rebel against silence and anonymous death."
John Gibler is a journalist, writer and cultural activist and the author of Mexico Unconquered and To Die in Mexico. He writes for Left Turn, Z Magazine, Colorlines, and has reported for DemocracyNow!, CNN, KPFA, Al Jazzera.
Kairos Theater Ensemble is a professional theater company dedicated to challenging structural violence & systemic oppression by using theater to bear witness, create dialogue, and inspire creative problem-solving and activism.