[act-ma] Mexico Solidarity Network Presents Human Rights & The Other Campaign week of 2/24

Corry Banton corryb8 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 18 13:08:14 PST 2009

Mexico Solidarity Network Presents:
Human Rights and La Otra Campaña in Mexico:
Memory, Culture & Political Organizing


Edith López Ovalle is a 25-year-old artist and co-founder of Hijos por la Identidad y la Justicia contra el Olvido y el Silencio (HIJOS), a human rights organization made up mostly of the children of political prisoners and activists who were killed or “disappeared” in the 60s, 70s and 80s.  Edith’s mother was imprisoned for her work with a dissident political organization.  HIJOS works to reconstruct the history of assassinations and disappearances of social actors, celebrate the memory of the victims, and demand that the perpetrators of human rights abuses are justly punished.  Edith will be connecting the work that HIJOS does with current struggles in Oaxaca, Mexico using art.
Three opportunities to dialogue with Edith and see rebellious original artwork and handicrafts from autonomous communities in Mexico
Tuesday, Feb.24th 6:30pm Northeastern University  135 Shillman Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 25th  7pm  M.I.T.  Student Center Room 491
Saturday, Feb. 28th  2pm  Lucy Parsons Center 549 Columbus Ave.

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