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¡Vivos los queremos! Student Solidarity with Ayotzinapa – April 20, 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Monday, March 02, 2015

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On September 26, 2014, 43 male students from the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers' College of Ayotzinapa went missing in IgualaGuerreroMexico. The abducted students are presumed dead.

The incident shook the nation and set off a political crisis. It also sparked an outcry from educators and human rights activists around the globe.

On April 20, the Watson College of Education, in partnership with El Centro Hispano, Department of Sociology and Criminology, the College of Health and Human Services and the Office of International Programs, will host a panel discussion to explore issues surrounding this event.

Panelists include journalist Luis Hernández Navarro, director of the editorial page of the Mexican dailyLa Jornada; Omar García, a student survivor; Duke University’s Center for Child and Family Policy senior research aide Janina Cuevas Zúñiga, who formerly designed and implemented programming for the Ministry of Education in México and the Mexican Presidency; Alice Brooke Wilson, a UNCW Ph.D. candidate in anthropology who has been researching and teaching in México for the past  four years; and anthropologist and human rights activist Abel Barrera Hernández, founder and director of the Center for Human Rights of the Mountain Tlachinollan.

The panel discussion will be held at Lumina Theater on April 20 from 4:15-5:45 p.m. A reception will be held in the Clock Tower Lounge from 5:45-6:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.