No More Blood in Mexico +10
A compelling conversation with six inspiring human rights defenders from the frontlines of struggles to create a Mexico of rights and justice for all
Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd for No More Blood in Mexico +10, a compelling conversation with six inspiring defenders from the frontlines of struggles to create a Mexico of rights and justice for all.
When: Wednesday, September 22nd from 7:00-9:00 pm EST (4:00 pm Pacific)
More about the event:
Ten years ago, amid lack of public awareness in Canada about skyrocketing violence and human rights violations in Mexico, Canadian universities and Amnesty International Canada came together to organize a series of events with four human rights defenders from the frontlines. The No More Blood in Mexico tour aimed to shine a spotlight on shocking realities in Mexico and press Canadian authorities to put the protection of human rights at the heart of their engagement with Mexico.
Ten years later, our Mexican human rights partners continue their vital work amid intensified violence and an unabated crisis, fuelled by domestic realities and pressures from neighbouring countries. The need for awareness, solidarity and support for movements for change has never been more important. This is the goal of No More Blood in Mexico +10 as we once again assess the view from the ground and what is needed to end the crisis.
What has changed? What have movements for justice accomplished? How can we support these efforts?
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This event is co-sponsored by the Americas Policy Group, Amnesty International Canada, Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS), Carleton University, CDHAL, Inter Pares, Mennonite Central Committee Latin America & Caribbean, Mining Watch Canada, PSAC Social Justice Fund, Steelworkers Humanity Fund, Wilfrid Laurier University & University of New Brunswick.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish.
About the speakers:
- Norma Don Juan is a Nahua Indigenous woman and member of the Council of Women Leaders of the National Coordination of Indigenous Women (CONAMI-Mexico).
- Grace Mahogany Fernández Morán is a member of BUSCAME: Buscando Desaparecidos Mexico, a collective of families of the disappeared in Coahuila and Tamaulipas.
- Vidulfo Rosales Sierra is a lawyer with the Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre in Guerrero State. He has provided legal support for several cases involving abuses by state agents, including the enforced disappearance of 43 students of a rural teacher´s college in Ayotzinapa.
- Julia Quiñonez is the coordinator of the Border Committee of Women Workers, the Comité Fronterizo de Obreras in Coahuila, Mexico.
- Mariano Machain is a human rights defender with SERAPAZ, a peace-building organization which supports grassroots networks of victims of human rights violations who campaign to defend their rights.
- Alberto Xicotencatl Carrasco is the Director of the Casa del Migrante refuge for migrants in Saltillo, Coahuila.