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Vigil in Solidarity with Disappeared Students in Mexico
Date Friday October 24
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Clock Tower Santa Cruz
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorNadine Brennan
We will be having a vigil in the honor and solidarity with the students missing in México. Please join us and pass the word. We want to pay our respects and show that we are in solidarity with the students and teachers in México.


We will have

-A space to explain the current situation in México
-Small performances
-Space for community members to express their concerns
-Open "mic" for students and members of the community
- Flash cards with the consulate number and a script that people can use when calling the consul demanding justice
-Announcements regarding the upcoming action in the San Jose consulate.

WEBSITE:

https://sites.google.com/site/ucscayotzinapasolidarity/who-we-are

BACKGROUND:

Protests continue in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero over the disappearance of 43 teachers’ college students missing for more than two weeks following a police ambush. More than 20 police have been detained and accused of collaborating with a drug gang, Guerreros Unidos, that has ties to the city’s mayor, who has fled. Fears over the students’ fate have escalated following the discovery of 10 mass graves. But on Tuesday, Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo said DNA tests showed none of the 28 bodies tested so far belong to the missing students. "This particular attack reflects … decades of criminalization of these schools, and a situation where in the current Mexican government it is really hard to tell where the state begins, and where drug cartels end,"

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/15/mexicos_missing_students_were_43_attacked

-Democracy Now-
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Oct 22nd, 2014 10:17 PM
§Vigil in Solidarity with Disappeared Students
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