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No More Blood: Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico

Mar 6/12

Contact:

Dr. L. Luccissano, Department of Sociology, lluccisano@wlu.ca or ext. 2866

All are invited to attend Public Lectures as Part of a Speaking Tour

No More Blood
Struggles for Peace and Human Rights in Mexico


Tuesday March 6th, 2012 
11:30-1:00 pm Bricker Academic Building Rm 102
2:30-4:30 pm The Turret, 3rd Floor Fred Nichols Campus Centre

These lectures are part of a national speaking tour from March 5th to 13th, 2012. Additional lectures will take place in Toronto, Ottawa, Saint John's & Fredericton.

Speakers include:

Dolores González Saravia, Director of SERAPAZ (Servicios y Asesoría por la Paz), an organization founded by Bishop Samuel Ruiz to continue and expand mediation work to find peaceful solutions to the conflict in Chiapas. SERAPAZ has broad experience at the local level in southern Mexico and plays an important role coordinating civil society organizations in the capital.

Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, a lawyer with the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre in Guerrero State which received the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2008 and the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Prize in 2010. The Tlachinollan Centre carries out human rights monitoring, works closely with vulnerable Indigenous communities to defend their rights and has provided legal support for a number of emblematic cases involving abuses by state agents.

Alberto Xicotencatl Carrasco, Director of the Casa del Migrante shelter in Saltillo, Coahuila, and recipient of last year's prestigious Letelier Moffitt Human Rights Award. His courageous work responds to the desperate situation facing tens of thousands of migrants travelling through Mexico, who are routinely victims of extortion, ill treatment, abduction, rape and murder. Criminal gangs, often operating with the collusion or acquiescence of public officials, are responsible for the majority of these abuses.

Yolanda Moran Isais, a member of United Forces for our Disappeared in Mexico (FUUNDEM), an organization formed by families whose relatives have been abducted and disappeared. Their work focuses on mobilizing to search for their relatives and spreading awareness about the incidence of forced disappearances in Mexico.

For details, please see the poster at the following link:

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This Event is FREE, all are welcome to attend. 

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