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Speaking Tours - Fall 2012
All year, 2012 (OH, MN, IN, WI, IL, MI, MO): "Why We Leave: the structural causes of US migration" with active members of the Albany Park Autonomous Center. These tours are coordinated on an ad hoc basis depending on the university's and speakers' schedules. Contact us today to schedule an event!
Sept 30 - Oct 13 (California): "Sowing Struggle: Urban and rural social movements 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 harmful agricultural practices such as using GMO seeds and chemical fertilizers. 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.
Oct 14 - 27 (IL, WI, MN): "we Overcame torture": Lessons from the fight against sexual violence and State repression in Mexico" with Italia Méndez of the Campaign Against Political Repression and Sexual Torture. Among other things, Italia is a survivor of the systematic sexual torture committed by Mexican police in the town of Atenco on May 4th, 2006. But she is also much more: a fighter for social justice, a member of the Other Campaign, an educator, a source of hope. By joining others who have overcome this crime and denouncing the human rights abuses committed against them, they create tools for resisting the repressive strategies of the State and repairing the social fabric.
Nov 4 - 17 (New England): "Justice Now: Human rights in the indigenous communities of Chiapas" with Gubidcha Matus Lerma of the Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center. As popular organizations wage peaceful struggles against paramilitary violence, tourism projects that displace campesinos, and illegal land takeovers, Gubidcha and his colleagues at the Fray Bartolome Center are at the forefront in defending human rights. The Center has been widely recognized for producing daily reports on human rights, defending cases in court, and supporting indigenous communities under attack, and has itself been increasingly threatened by paramilitary organizations for this work.
Sun 11/4, 8pm at Vassar College
Mon 11/5, 6:30p at SUNY New Paltz
Tues 11/6, 7p at Yale University, with MEChA
Weds 11/7, 4:30p at Connecticut College
Thurs 11/8, 12p at Northeastern School of Law
Thurs 11/8, 7p at Lucy Parson’s Center
Fri 11/9, 1:30p at SUNY Albany - Assembly Hall
Mon 11/12, 2:30p at LeMoyne College
Tues 11/13, 9:25a & 1:10p at Ithaca College
Weds 11/14, 7p at SUNY Purchase
Thurs 11/15, 12:45p at CUNY Law School
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