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We Are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities'

Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas and Beyond

Thursday, September 24, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn : Gallery

We Are Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities' Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico and Beyond                

Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez, Principal Attorney, Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center, San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Bárbara Suárez Galeano, Interpreter, Autonomous University of Social Movements, Centro Autónomo de Albany Park, Chicago             

Mexico is at a critical moment: the forced disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa rural teachers and college students set off a tidal wave of indignation and massive protests. In the context of a war on drugs that has left more than 25,000 disappeared, Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez will speak on the human rights situation in Chiapas, Mexico, FrayBa’s work, and the role of international solidarity.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication; the Department Sociology and Anthropology; the Language, Literacy & Culture Program; the Global Studies Program and the Department of Political Science     

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