Ayotzinapa-Ottawa Caravan Public Forum in Ottawa

April 21, 2015

The Ayotzinapa-Ottawa caravan will be making its way to Ottawa on April 27,28 & 29.

Community organizers are putting together a Public Forum on April 28, at 6h30 PM at the PSAC building (233 Gilmour). Click on the image of the poster for complete details.

Background: On September 26, 2014, Mexican state security forces attacked a group of students from the teachers’ college in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, killing 6 people and forcibly disappearing 43 others who were never seen again.

The crime has pulled the veil off an acute human rights crisis in Mexico. The search for the students has uncovered more than 15 mass graves, none of them containing the bodies of the students.

Now, Canadian solidarity and human-rights organizations are organizing a Caravan from Ayotzinapa to Ottawa that will bring a student leader from Ayotzinapa, a parent of one of the disappeared students, and a human-rights lawyer representing the students’ families to Canada in order to tell their story to the public and to Canadian policy makers.

The caravan will take place from 11 April to 2 May 2015 and encompass events in British Columbia, Quebec, and Ontario.

This will be a bilingual event (English Spanish). Admission by Donation, but no one will be turned down for lack of funds. Free parking at the back of the building.