43 Seeds of Consciousness – Ayotzinapa one year later
September 23, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and Mexican Students de Aztlán
Join us for an interactive workshop with members of NEXOS Collective as we discuss how the 43 missing student teachers from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero have rattled the consciousness of an entire country that seeks justice. These actions have sparked a national movement that has been called the greatest social mobilization in Mexico since the 1960’s. Learn how NEXOS Collective is taking action to bring awareness to the current state of violence in Mexico.
This workshop will be lead by:
- Felix Acuña– Currently co-creating radical political imagination in the Collective and works for the Housing Unit of Centro Autonomo;
- José Argüello – An educator who has participated in the Chicago leg of the Caravana 43 as a member of Justicia en Ayotzinapa Comité Chicago;
- Celeste Larkin – Is the Public Policy Coordinator at the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN) and a Masters student at the Autonomous University of Social Movements; and
- Laura J. Ramírez – UIC Educational Policy Studies Doctoral Candidate and co-founder of NEXOS Collective, USTIRED2 and Caravana 43.
NEXOS Collective was created in solidarity with the family members of the disappeared student teachers who visited Chicago during their Caravana 43 U.S. tour. The collective is committed to working for justice for student teachers in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México and getting Chicago residents involved.
All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.
Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607
Co-sponsors: This program is part of Mexican Students de Aztlán 23rd annual Escucha mi Grito Conference and co-sponsored by student organizations Alpha Psi Lambda , Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), and Union for Puerto Rican Studies (UPRS).
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