Speakers to Discuss Mexico's Missing 43 Students

KINGSVILLE - October 18, 2016

Contact: Shelby Purdy
Email: shelby.purdy@tamuk.edu
or Phone: 361-593-4532

KINGSVILLE (Oct. 18, 2016) – After two years of creating one of the most powerful social movements of recent times in Mexico, representatives of the Ayotzinapa community are touring the United States. Felipe de la Cruz Sandoval and Mario Cesar Gonzalez Contreras, two key members of the Ayotzinapa movement stop in Kingsville this week as part of their national tour.

During their visit to campus De la Cruz and Gonzalez Contreras will discuss issues that are causing social and political unrest in Mexico and give personal testimony and update on Mexico’s missing 43 students.

The Ayotzinapa movement was born out of the struggle for justice by the parents of the 43 teaching students forcefully disappeared after an attack in Iguala, Guerrero by members of the Mexican authorities on September 26, 2014. 

The Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy, Department of Psychology and Sociology and the Department of Language and Literature will host the discussion October 20, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Nierman Hall Room 251.

This free event is open to the public.

For more information contact Susan Smith at susan.smith@tamuk.edu.