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Mexican Spring: Sowing Seeds of Resistance from Ayotzinapa to New York City Press Conference and Community Forum
March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PMFree
Professor Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval, faculty member from the Aytozinapa Rural Teachers College and spokesperson of the parents of the 43 forcibly disappeared Ayotzinapa students will announce the arrival of the Caravan43 of Ayotzinapa parents into New York City this April. Since the September attacks, de la Cruz has been working with students and families as they search for their loved ones and has been part of a growing protest movement denouncing government corruption and narco-State violence in México.
Local scholars, artists, students, activists, and the public will gather to learn about the demands that the Ayotzinapa parents are bringing to the U.S. and the role that U.S. policy has played in fueling much of México’s drug-related violence.
Florencia Ruíz Mendoza, Historical Memory Project – John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY
Prof. Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval, Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College/Caravana 43
Christy Thornton, North America Council on Latin America (NACLA)
Pablo Benson Silva, Long Island University (LIU)
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS), Latina/o and Latin American Student Association (AELLA) and Caravan43 NYC Coalition
This event is free and open to the public. Come, participate, and together let’s get ready to welcome the Caravan43!