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Tlatelolco in 1968, Guerrero Today: The State and Mass Murder in Mexico
Sat, November 1, 2014 @ 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM$10 – $20
On September 26, 43 students at a rural teachers’ college in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, disappeared after a confrontation with police who opened fire on them. The students were trying to raise money to participate in protests of discriminatory hiring practices in the Mexican education system. This was not an isolated incident but the latest in a long series of repressive actions by the Mexican state against its own citizens.
These panels bring together activists and scholars on both sides of the border to explore the historical roots of the current crisis, its implications both inside and outside of Mexico, and how to organize meaningful solidarity.
4 PM to 6 PM : The 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre and its Aftermath:Neoliberalism, Narcopolitics and Social Protest
With panelists George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici & Gerardo Renique
6 to 7:30 PM : Video Presentations
7:30 to 10 PM : The Crisis in Guerrero:Implications for Political Organizing in Mexico and Beyond
With panelists Magarito Enriquez, Juan Carlos Ruiz, Cinthya Santos & Christy Thornton and special eyewitness reports from Mexico
Panels moderated by Lisa Maya Knauer
Event co-sponsored NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America)
Suggested donation: $10 / $15 / $20
No one turned away for inability to pay. Funds to organizing efforts in Guerrero.