Join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 7 pm for a compelling conversation with six inspiring defenders from the frontlines of struggles for rights and justice for all in Mexico.
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 tour was evocatively called No More Blood in Mexico. It 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.
Joining us from Mexico are: Norma Don Juan (National Coordination of Indigenous Women), Grace Mahogany Fernández Morán (BUSCAME: Searching for the Disappeared in México), Vidulfo Rosales Sierra (Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre), Julia Quiñonez (Border Committee of Women Workers), Mariano Machain (SERAPAZ) and Alberto Xicotencatl Carrasco (Migrants Shelter, Saltillo).
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French and Spanish.
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.