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From Ayotzinapa to Vancouver—Mexico in crisis

A BCTF Workshop, in person and online


4:00 pm, Monday, April 13, 2015

In person: BCTF building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Online: on Livestream, at https://livestream.com/BCTF/Apr132015.


International coverage of the disappearance of 43 Mexican student teachers from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers’ College of Ayotzinapa in Iguala, Guerrero, in September, 2014, has brought attention to the massive killings and repression that have been taking place in Mexico. 

Two speakers will be in Vancouver as part of a cross-Canada tour to tell the stories we need to hear about what is happening in Mexico. They are Jorge Luis Clemente Balbuena, a student at the teachers’ college, and Hilda Legideño Vargas, mother of Jorge Antonio Tizapa Legideño, one of the disappeared students.

Translation will be provided.

This workshop is a part of the Campaign to make Mexico Safe (http://www.makemexicosafe.ca/), a cross-Canada project calling for action by Canadians:  

  1. to press Canadian parliamentarians and policy makers to acknowledge the human rights crisis in Mexico;

  2.  to hold the Mexican government to international human rights norms;

  3.  to review Canada’s program of co-operation with Mexico;

  4.  to eliminate barriers for people seeking protection in Canada.

For background, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Iguala_mass_kidnapping and related blogroll items on the BCTF’s International Solidarity web page, http://www.bctf.ca/InternationalSolidarity.aspx ; follow the “Ayotzinapa to Ottawa Caravan” at http://makemexicosafe.ca/ayotzinapa2ottawa/ .  

BCTF contact: Anne Field, 604-871-2251 / 1-800-663-9163; afield@bctf.ca .


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