Until We Find Them! The Struggle Against Forced Disappearances in Mexico

Published kenziecooke - Mon, 10/19/2015 - 3:32pm

Each fall Witness for Peace Southeast organizes a tour with a Latin American speaker who is personally affected by US policies and corporate practices in their home country.  This year we are proud to have Nadín Reyes Maldonado speak at the Civic Media Center at 7pm on Tuesday, November 10th. 

Come and learn of the impacts of U.S. policy on Mexico’s Drug War. Learn what YOU can do to protect the lives and human rights of everyday Mexicans affected by this situation.

Nadín Reyes Maldonado became a human rights defender in May 2007 when her father Edmundo Reyes Amaya and his friend Gabriel Alberto Cruz Sánchez were forcibly disappeared by the Mexican government. Although she was working as a teacher, she soon found that searching for her father and fghting for justice became a full time commitment.  In order to continue, she founded the Committee of Family Members of the Disappeared and Detained ‘Until We Find Them.” Today the organization, which is made up of four women - all relatives of forcibly disappeared - continue their work of reporting, raising consciousness, documenting, and providing support to other family members of detained and disappeared.  Earlier this year, they went on a national tour throughout Mexico to raise awareness about their tireless struggle for justice in the Edmundo Reyes-Gabriel Cruz case, as well as the phenomenon of forced disappearance in general.

Co-sponsors include Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice and The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program.

Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation
When:
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation