A survivor of the 2014 disappearance of 43 Mexican young people studying to be teachers is scheduled to provide an update on the campaign seeking justice for the disappeared. Omar Garcia will offer information on how to support those efforts during a talk Thursday, September 28, at 11 a.m. in room 587 of the Humanities Building at San Francisco State University.
Unlocking the rights of Mexicans who do not legally exist
Karen Mercado, founder/executive director of the BE Foundation (Derecho a la Identidad), speaks on social movements that find pragmatic solutions for concrete problems. The BE Foundation helps the millions of Mexicans without birth certificates gain access to personhood both in Mexico and the United States.
6 p.m. Oct. 27
HUM 281 (IR Briefing Room)
Sponsors: History Department, Latin American Studies
For two decades, women who work in the export plants of Ciudad Juarez, have been found murdered. The death count in these "femicides" has risen to nearly 400 now, yet only 2% of the murders have been prosecuted. As the mothers of the murdered women have pressed for justice, they, too, have been threatened. Their decision to place their story in the hands of artist Brian Maguire is told through the film "Blood Rising."