[act-ma] 2/25 Human Rights and La Otra Campaña in Mexico:

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Feb 23 19:56:26 PST 2009

Presentation by Mexican Artist and Social Activist

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.

Wednesday February 25

7:00 – 9:00 pm

MIT Building W20-491 (Stratton Student Center) across Mass from MIT main 

Sponsored by the MIT Western Hemisphere Project

Contact: nickpell at mit.edu

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