- Study Abroad
- Centro Autónomo
Spring 2014 Speaking Tours
February 17 - 28 (IA, KS, MO, IL): "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.
Wednesday 2/19 at 4:15pm - Grinnell College - ARH 102
Friday 2/21 at 1:30pm - University of Kansas - Alderson Auditorium
Friday 2/21 at 6:30pm - Ecumenical Christian Ministries, Lawrence, KS - 1204 Oread Ave
Monday 2/24 at 6:30pm - University of Missouri- Kansas City - Library Learning Center Room 452
Tuesday 2/25 at 5:30pm - Saint Louis University - Baer-Fuller Lecture Hall
Wednesday 2/26 at 6pm - Washington University St Louis - Brown 118
Thursday 2/27 at 1pm - PROTEST MONSANTO! - Monsanto Center at the MO Botanical Gardens - Vandeventer and Shaw, St Louis, MO
Friday 2/28 at 7pm - Knox College, Galesburg, IL - Round Room
Monday 3/3 at 7pm - Loras College, Dubuque, IA - Alumni Campus Center Ballroom
Tuesday 3/4 at 4pm - University of Iowa - IMU Northwestern Room (#345)
Tuesday 3/4 at 6:30pm - Center for Worker Justice, 940 S Gilbert Ct., Iowa City, IA
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.