Ayotzinapa delegation to testify before civil society and policy makers about human rights crisis in Mexico
April 11, 2015

Family members and representatives of 43 missing students touring Canada for the first time calling for end to state violence and lack of accountability in Mexico

Canada — Hilda Legideño Vargas, a single mother and crafts seller whose son was disappeared in the September 26th attack; Jorge Luis Clemente Balbuena, a member of the student committee of the Ayotzinapa teachers’ college; and Vidulfo Rosales Sierra, a lawyer from the human-rights center Tlachinollan who is the legal representative of the families of the 43 disappeared students will be touring across Canada, meeting with law-makers and civil society groups in British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario to press Canadian parliamentarians and policy makers to acknowledge the human rights crisis in Mexico. On April 28th, they will testify before the Subcommittee for International Human Rights at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.

Public events & media briefings
April 12, 2pm: Presentation at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
April 13, 10am: Media briefing outside Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (Union of BC Indian Chiefs) and Vancouver-East MP Libby Davies
April 17, 6pm: Fundraiser at Commercial Dr. Royal Canadian Legion Hall, Vancouver
April 22, 6pm: Presentation at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Quebec
April 23, 9am: Media Briefing at the Quebec National Assembly, Quebec
April 24, 7pm: Cultural event and solidarity night at Parroquia San Esteban, Toronto
April 26, 12pm: Community gathering at Six Nations
April 29, 5pm: Dinner and presentation, Shelldale Community Centre, Guelph

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