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Home News Organizing Updates Ayotzinapa - Events 1 Year After Mexican State Crime and U.S. Complicity
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Ayotzinapa: 1 Year After Disappearanances, We ContinueTo Demand Justice

#Ayotzi43DCOn September 26 and 27 of 2014, Mexican police attacked protesting students from the Ayotzinapa's teachers' college in Guerrero state. The police killed six people, including three students and three bystanders. They forcibly disappeared 43 more students, who remain missing. The Ayotzinapa 43 have become a symbol of the over 100,000 murdered and 25,000 disappeared in the last 8 years of the US/Mexican Drug War.

Mexican American activists and the U.S. solidarity movement are organizing events and actions throughout the country on or around September 26, 2015 to honor the Ayotzinapa 43 and demand an end of Plan Merida and the U.S. taxpayer funded Drug War and destruction of Mexico. We urge you to join protests in a city near you, or organize your own event/action if there is not one nearby. To the right you can click on the SOA Watch "Greatly Missed" posters to print for your action.

Below a list of cities throughout the U.S. that are organizing actions to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of Ayotzinapa. Please keep checking for updates:

Para más información en español sobre eventos en todas partes de EE.UU. por favor visitar la página de Facebook de Frente Ayotzinapa USA


Ann Arbor, Michigan

Saturday, September 26
4:00pm, First Congregational United Church of Christ - 218 N. Adams St., Ypsilanti
Film screening "Ayotzinapa, Crónica de un Crimen de Estado"

October 8-12
John Gibler author of "To Die in Mexico", with María Luisa Rosal, Field Organizer, School of the Americas Watch

Wednesday, October 21
Dawn Paley, author of "Drug War Capitalism"

Michigan Solidarity Network with Mexico
Contact: Bruno Renero-Hannen, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Download flyer HERE, and follow on Facebook for locations & times!

Austin, Texas

Contact: AustinAyotzi, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bay Area, California

Saturday, September 26
5 PM - Akat Cafe Kalli, 1603 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Screening of the film “Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un Crimen de Estado”. You can watch the trailer here

6 PM - 9 PM - 24th Street Mission, San Francisco, CA
Vigilia X Ayotzinapa!
Facebook Event page

Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts

Saturday, September 26
2 PM - Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
"43 - collaborative performance: Carla Novi, Mili Bermejo & 43 university students in Boston"
Last year 43 students from the rural teacher’s college of Ayotzinapa disappeared in Mexico. In order to raise awareness of this tragic event and to mark the anniversary of the students’ disappearance, Mexican artist Carla Novi, world-renowned Latin American vocalist Mili Bermejo and 43 students currently enrolled in different universities in Boston, will get together on the 26th of September to do a performance in Harvard Yard (outside of Memorial Church) at 2pm. Hope you can join us! Following the Performance, join us for a screening of the film “Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un Crimen de Estado”, followed by a Q&A session via teleconference with the director. You can watch the trailer here. The screening will be held in Ticknor Lounge, in Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard.

Chicago, Illinois

September 18 - December 13
National Museum of Mexican Art - 1852 W. 19th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608
"We are Earth and Earth with Fire makes Stone / Somos tierra y la tierra con el fuego se hace piedra: ¡¡Ayotzi vive, la lucha sigue!!"
Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves (Chicago) installation to be part of Day of the Dead exhibit, Curated by Dolores Mercado
La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead exhibition is dedicated to the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa, Guerrero Teachers College, missing since September 26, 2014. The exhibition will include 13 ofrendas and 116 art pieces from more than 90 artists from the U.S. and Mexico.
Facebook Event page

Friday, September 25 at 7 PM - Sunday, September 27 at 2 PM
In front of the Consulate of Mexico - 204 S. Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
"43 por los 43"
43 hour fast/hunger strike/vigil in support of the Fast for Dignity and Justice in order to raise consciousness about the disappearance of the 43 students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa.
Facebook Event page

Saturday, September 26
"Ayotzinapa, un año después: ¡Ni perdón, ni olvido!"
Cultura in Pilsen along with Semillas Autonomas, YoSoy132 Chicago & Frente Ayotzinapa USA

  • 5:00pm - Vigil for Ayotzinapa at Plaza Tenochtitlan (Intersection of 18th St, Loomis Ave & Blue Island Ave)
  • 6:00pm - March/Caminata down 18th Street to Cultura in Pilsen
  • 7:00pm - Film Screening of "Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de Estado" (trailer), live music by Hurakan, and more! 1900 S Carpenter St.
Facebook Event page for Vigil and March
Facebook Event page for Film Screening

Dallas, Texas

En Pie de Lucha
Contact: Mario Luna Vásquez, 469-531-6320/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Durham, North Carolina

Saturday, September 26 / sábado 26 de septiembre
Vigil - Ayotzinapa "365 Days of Hurt and Resistance" / vigilia - Ayotzinapa "365 días de dolor y resistencia"
7:00pm-9:00pm, 401 South Buchanan Blvd.

Contact / Contacto: Movimiento 43NC
919-667-6913 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Flyer in English HERE / Volante en español AQUÍ

El Paso, Texas

Friday, September 25
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Local organizations and advocacy groups will gather at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Liberal Arts Lawn to mark the first year anniversary since the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students. The group plans to march to Congressman O’Rourke’s Downtown Office, 303 N. Oregon and The Mexican Consulate Building, located at 910 E. San Antonio St. and present 43 letters to the Mexican Government at 1 PM. The public is invited to attend.

Fresno, California

Saturday, September 26
11:00 AM, March through downtown Fresno to Eaton Plaza (2400 Fresno Street) 
12:00-4:00pm, Rally 
Contact: Ralphy Avitia, 559-977-4247

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Coalicion Justice For Ayotzinapa Grand Rapids 
Contact: Reyna Garcia This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Houston, Texas

Saturday, September 26
3pm, Screening of ""Ayotzinapa, cronica de un crimen de estado"
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kansas/Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO
Saturday, September 26, 2015
4pm — 10pm - Vacant Farm, 3333 Roanoke Rd. KCMO 64111
AYOTZI LIVES II! 43+25,000 SEEDS OF HOPE Musicians, poets and food cultivators of Kansas City unite for the commemoration of the anniversary of the forced disappearance of the 43 students in Ayotzinapa.
• Admission $1 - The 43 students of Ayotzinapa and the 25,000 disappeared people in Mexico became seeds in our hearts. Come to learn more about growing your own food garden and expanding your awareness to create sustainable development in your community. There will be local music, poetry, authentic Mexican food, beverages, performances, raffles, and much more.
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Twitter/Facebook: Una Lucha KC

TOPEKA, KS
Saturday, September 26
7 am - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 201 NE Chandler, Topeka, KS. 66616
A dawn vigil will be held remembering and naming LOS 43. Candles will be provided. Children and families welcome!
This event sponsored by: Tonantzin Society & Justicia, Inc.

LAWRENCE, KS
Sunday, September 27
6pm—8:30pm - Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave, Lawrence, Kansas 66044
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - CLACS Presents: CLACS Documentary Screening: "Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime” (In Spanish with English Subtitles) (Trailer)   
Co-sponsored by the ECM, KU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, KU Peace & Conflict Studies
Contact: Magalí Rabasa This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Los Angeles, California

Saturday, September 26 
5:00 PM - ?: Press Conference, Protest and Vigil at the Mexican Consulate, Film Screening of "Ayotzinapa: Crónica de un crimen de Estado" (Trailer) followed by political-cultural event, 2401 West 6th St.
Coalición Latinoamericana por Ayotzinapa - Frente Ayotzinapa, SOA Watch - LA, Colectivo Guatemalteco, Frente de Resistencia por México, La Trinacional de Maestros, Radio Teocintle, Mujeres Inmigrantes Organizadas
Contact: Mario Ávila, 562-328-6243/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Contact: Sandra Sunshine Williams, 310-345-4883/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Download flyer HERE

Saturday, September 26

  • Opening of Art Exhibit "Ayotzinapa", Centro Cultural Centroamericano, Casita de la Resistencia. 318 S. Alvarado St.
    • 7:00pm-8:30pm: Inauguration of Art Exhibit
    • 8:30pm-10:30pm, Poesia Rebelde
McAllen, Texas

Saturday, September 26
6 PM - 8 PM - From Archer Park to Mexican Consulate in downtown McAllen
"Ni Olvido, Ni Perdono: Marcha y vigilia por los 43 / March and Vigil for the missing 43
¡Ni Olvido, Ni Perdono! We will not forget! We will not forgive! Join the international movement for justice for Ayotzinapa, for justice for Mexico. Remember the missing 43, remember the Caravana 43. Saturday, September 26th - 1 year anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa student-teachers. 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - March through downtown McAllen to Mexican Consulate for a vigil.

New York, New York

September 25-26
1st People's Tribunal/International Tribunal of Conscience on the Human Rights Crisis in Mexico and Central America & Other Events



"The Mexican government and its allies in the U.S and beyond will be put on trial before an International Tribunal of Conscience"
Conveners include internationally renowned intellectuals and human rights scholars such as Noam Chomsky, Greg Grandin, Katrina Abarcar, Laura Carlsen, former UN Special Rapporteurs Rodolfo Stavenhagen and Jorge Bustamante, the National Lawyers´ Guild, the International Association of People´s Lawyers (IAPL and its Mexican branch), the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, Arturo J. Viscarra of SOA Watch, and the Tribunal´s principal sponsor, the network of U.S-Mexico human rights advocates known as Fuerza Mundial Global. Jurors will include participants from the U.S, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Full schedule and additional information HERE
Facebook Event page
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sunday, September 27
9 AM - 5 PM - Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. bet. 105th and 106th streets
Festival of Mexican Indigenous Cultures in New York: New York/TLAN; in celebration of Mexican indigenous cultures in NY, sponsored by Asamblea Popular de Familias Migrantes (APOFAM); public presentation of initial International Tribunal jury verdict at 12 noon as part of the festival.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saturday, September 26
Presentation of the Findings of the Continental Tribunal of Justice Abya Yala on the Doctrine of Discovery
Presentation of Letter to City of Philadelphia in Accordance with the Visit of Pope Francis
Contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

San Antonio, Texas



Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, September 26
1 PM - 5 PM at Beit Zeitoun (612 Markham Street), Toronto, ON, Canada
Live music, a screening of the documentary film “Ayotzinapa: Chronicle of a State Crime,” public lectures, and a procession will mark one year since the forced disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa Teacher's College students perpetrated by Mexican police and cartel members. The events coincide with a massive, pan-American day of action in which people across Mexico and throughout the hemisphere will demand that the students be returned alive.
Facebook Event page
Contact: Stuart Schussler, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 416-625-2966


Vancouver, British Colombia

Saturday, September 26
2 PM - Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Solidarity with the 43 MEXICAN STUDENTS. Rally in support of the families and classmates of the 43 students kidnapped by the Mexican police and military. Justice for the families!!! Harper stop training the Mexican police by the RCMP!!
Facebook Event page

Washington, DC

Saturday, September 26
12 PM - 2 PM - Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW, Washington DC
Presentation with Guadalupe Moshan Álvarez, attorney with the Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Bartolomé de las Casas of Chiapas and other guests
Facebook Event page
Contact: Arturo Viscarra, 202-234-3440/ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it





 

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