Speaking Tours

Spring 2014 Speaking Tours


March 28 - April 4 (OH, IN, KY, TN): "Justice for Chiapas!: Autonomy and Human Rights in the Indigenous Communities of Southern Mexico" with Azalia Hernandez Rodriguez of the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center. Azalia will speak on the human rights situation in Chiapas, Mexico, her work with the FrayBa Center, and the role of international solidarity. As indigenous organizations wage peaceful struggles for autonomy and dignity, Azalia and her colleagues are one of the few organizations dedicated to accompanying indigenous communities in their promotion of positive human rights. Come hear Azalia speak on FrayBa's role in promoting the right to autonomous self-determination, integral justice, and a culture of reconciliation.

Tues 3/25 at 7pm - College of Wooster - Lean Lecture Hall-Wishart
Weds 3/26 at 7pm - Delaware, OH - Ohio Wesleyan U, Beeghly Library, Bayley room
Sun 3/30 at 6:30pm - Jeffersontown, KY - St Edwards Church, 9608 Sue Helen Dr 40299
Mon 3/31 at 4pm - U of Louisville - Ekstrom Library room 117A
Tues 4/1 at TBA - Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt U room TBA
Weds 4/2 at 4pm - Murfreesboro, TN - Middle TN State U, Tom Jackson Alumni Bldng
Thurs 4/3 at 7pm - Bloomington, IN - Monroe County Public Library room 1B
Fri 4/4 at 4:15pm - Greencastle, IN - DePauw U, Watson Forum

Speaking Tours - Fall 2013

251 November 18-23 (MA, VT, NH, RI, GA): "Si Noy Hay Justicia, Hay Escrache" with Edith López Ovalle, artist and organizer with H.I.J.O.S.-México (Hijos por la identidad y la justicia y contra el olvido y el silencio). Edith will be speaking on political organizing and repression, especially her work with HIJOS, a transnational organization formed by people whose parents were imprisoned, disappeared or killed in Latin America's Dirty Wars in 60s, 70s and 80s. She'll draw connections with Mexico's current Dirty War, disguised as a war on drugs.

Mon 11/18, 4pm- Smith College, Seeyle 106
                    7:30pm- Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall

Tues 11/19, 1:30
- Wellsley College: classroom event (not open to public)
                    7pm- Community Event Brattleboro, VT, Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St.
Wed 11/20, 9am- Chesterfield Middle School, Chesterfield NH classroom event (not open to public)
                   5pm- Brown University, Jukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. Providence, RI
Thurs 11/21, 7pm- Brandeis University, Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 415 South St. Waltham, MA.
Sat 11/23, 6:30pm- School of the Americas Watch Workshop, Columbus Trade and Convention Center, 801 Front St, Columbus, GA



September 16 - 27 (MD, DC, NC, SC, GA, FL): "Sowing Struggle: Social movements and the future of corn in Tlaxcala, Mexico" with Luz Rivera Martínez, lead organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino (CNUC). Luz will speak about her 20 years of experience constructing autonomy, organizing outside the electoral system, and resisting genetically modified corn while protecting millennia-old varieties. Luz is an amazingly inspiring speaker with a wealth of experience and her talk will have important lessons for anyone interested in women's, peasant, and labor movements. [download flyer]


9/16 - 5pm, Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, AOK Library Gallery
9/17 - 5:30pm, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Hackerman B17
9/18 - 6pm, Washington, American University Main Campus, Abramson Family Founder's Room
9/19 - 7pm, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, FedEx Global Education Center 4003
9/20 - 3pm, Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University
9/23 - 7pm, Greensboro, Guilford College, King 127
9/24 - 4pm, Spartanburg, Wofford College, Olin 101
9/25 - 6pm, Columbia, University of South Carolina, Green Quad Center for Sustainability
9/26 - 7pm, Sarasota, New College of Florida, Teaching Auditorium

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