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Human Rights and Social Movements in Mexico: A View from the Trenches
October 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amidst the violence of Mexico’s drug war — one that has left 150,000 dead and 30,000 disappeared in the past decade — grassroots activists have mounted courageous movements for justice: they have searched relentlessly for missing family members, called for the protection of indigenous rights, struggled to preserve public education, defended labor rights, and issued urgent appeals to end femicides and police massacres. These activists now begin a one-month tour through US cities. Come hear their stories.
In Spanish with English translation.
Mexican food will be served at 5:30 pm.
This event is sponsored by the MIT History Faculty, Global Studies and Languages, the Department of Political Science, the Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO), the Office of Minority Education, and the HASS Exploration Program.
Events are open to all community members. We welcome people of every identity, ability/disability, and background, and will strive to meet all needs for full participation.