Breaking the Silence: Testimony from Mexican Human Rights Defenders

Breaking the Silence: Testimony from Mexican Human Rights Defenders

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Add to calendar

Senate Room - 608 Robertson Hall

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Laura Macdonald, 6135202600ext2771,


No registration required.



About this Event

Host Organization: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies

The ongoing severe human rights crisis in Mexico, now compounded by two serious earthquakes, presents a compelling challenge. It is essential to hear the voices of civil society leaders in Mexico who are on the front lines of the human rights crisis, often at great risk to their security. Five Human Rights defenders will share their testimony on disappearances, labour rights,women’s rights, threats to human rights defenders and journalists, indigenous and land rights and send a strong message for action.
Guest speakers: *
María Martín, Program Coordinator at JASS Mesoamérica, a feminist social justice organization
Araceli Tecolapa Alejo, José Morelos y Pavón Human Rights Centre in Guerrero
Roberto Abel Jiménez García, Section 22 (Oaxaca) of the National Education Workers Union (SNTE)
Julia Quiñonez, Coordinator of the Border Committee of Women Workers (Comité Fronterizo de Obreras)
Gustavo Lozano, Lawyer, Mexican Network of Mining Affected People (REMA)

Moderator: Laura Macdonald, Professor in the Department of Political Science and Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, as well CERLAC representative on the Americas Policy Group