The 2015 Michael Baptista Lecture: Education and Mobilization in Contested Mexico - Situating Ayotnizapa. (New Location)

March 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nancy's Auditorium - YMCA Toronto.
87 Elm St
Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

Final BAPTISTA Poster_2015_YWCAOn September 26, 2014, students from the Ayotzinapa Teachers' College were attacked by police and gunmen in the tow nof Iguala. Three were killed, dozens injured and 43 student-teachers were taken away, never to be seen again. This atrocity is part of a landscape of violence and impunity carried out through alliances among elements of the Mexican state and organized crime. In response, a national movement of resistance has emerged. This panel of experts on contemporary Mexico explores the context surrounding these events including the rise of drug violence, long standing popular movements among teachers and students, meaningful democracy, and the links between powerful interests in licit and illicit industries.

Panel: Luis Hernandez (Journalist, La Jornada) Maria Luz Arriaga (Economist, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico) Jo Tuckman (Journalist, The Guardian) Hepzibah Muñoz (Political Scientist, University of New Brunswick)