Event Title

Human Rights in Mexico: How US Policies Affect State Violence, Militarization, and Displacement

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Roberto Mendoza Pérez will speak on the current socio-political and economic issues affecting communities in Mexico, which are directly linked to US foreign policy on behalf of the National Network of Women Defenders of Human Rights in Mexico (RNDDHM). RNDDHM members-indigenous teachers, small farmers, students and elders-work in defense of their human rights, which include land, education, labor and housing. Facing repression by their Mexican government, the RNDDHM members demand that the forcefully disappeared be returned alive, that political prisoners be freed, and that those responsible be brought to justice.

About the Lecturer: Roberto Mendoza Pérez from the Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Mexico has been a rural indigenous community organizer in Chiapas since 2010. He plans conferences and forums related to human rights abuses and state crimes.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

11-10-2017 12:00 PM

End Date

11-10-2017 1:20 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

U.S. foreign policies, Human rights, Mexico, Political prisoners

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Language

English

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video/mp4

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Oct 11th, 12:00 PM Oct 11th, 1:20 PM

Human Rights in Mexico: How US Policies Affect State Violence, Militarization, and Displacement

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Roberto Mendoza Pérez will speak on the current socio-political and economic issues affecting communities in Mexico, which are directly linked to US foreign policy on behalf of the National Network of Women Defenders of Human Rights in Mexico (RNDDHM). RNDDHM members-indigenous teachers, small farmers, students and elders-work in defense of their human rights, which include land, education, labor and housing. Facing repression by their Mexican government, the RNDDHM members demand that the forcefully disappeared be returned alive, that political prisoners be freed, and that those responsible be brought to justice.

About the Lecturer: Roberto Mendoza Pérez from the Red Nacional de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos en Mexico has been a rural indigenous community organizer in Chiapas since 2010. He plans conferences and forums related to human rights abuses and state crimes.