Public Forum With Leaders of Mexican Social Uprising - Ayotzinapa to Toronto

On September 26, 2014, 43 Mexican student-teachers, were kidnapped by Mexican state authorities in Ayotzinapa, Iguala district, Mexico. The resulting social movement has seen millions of people take to the streets in over 100 cities around the world. Now, for the first time, organizers from Ayotzinapa will be speaking in Toronto about their experiences, and calling for support.

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ISIDORO VICARIO AGUILAR is the Coordinator of the Legal Department of the Tlachinollan Centre for Human Rights. Isidoro is Indigenous Me'phaa

HILDA LEGIDENO VARGAS is the mother of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño, one of the students disappeared on Sept. 26, 2014

JORGE LUIS CLEMENTE BALBUENA is a spokesperson of the 43 students from the Raul Isidro Burgos teachers school

Canada plays a critical role in supporting the Mexican state responsible for the disappearances. In 2012, two way trade between Mexico and Canada totalled $20 billion. As a signatory to NAFTA, Mexico is Canada’s 5th largest export destination. Despite the human rights crisis in Mexico, Canada’s refugee system has deemed it a ‘safe country’.

In the lead up the Pan-Am Games, the Pan-Am Economic Summit and the Pan-Am Climate Summit, join us on April 29th to learn about what's happening in Mexico and how we can support them from here in Toronto.

Part of the Ayotzinapa to Ottawa Cross-Canada tour:

Supported by: CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean and Common Frontiers

Endorsed by: No One Is Illegal | Personne n'est illégal | Nadie es ilegal - Toronto, United Food and Commercial Workers of Canada, Amnesty International Toronto Organization and LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN SOLIDARITY NETWORK

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April 29, 2015 at 7pm - 10pm
Ryerson University
350 Victoria St
Toronto, ON M5B 0A1
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  • Marie Myers Lloyd
    commented 2015-04-20 14:37:58 -0700