Ayotzinapa Vive in New York City
Organized by: Caravana43 NYC
EVENT DATE Apr 26, 2015
The Caravan43 organizing assembly would like to invite you to sponsor Caravan43.
We are a grassroots coalition whose mission has been to bring a group of parents and relatives of the 43 Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College students on a national speaking tour in the United States under the name Caravana 43 .
The parents will be arriving in New York City on April 22nd, 2015 to speak about their experiences and the human rights violations occurring in Mexico, and raise awareness of their situation and that of many families in the country. Our goal is to support the parents’ demands for justice in Mexico and build political power for the Mexican community at home and abroad.
Caravan43 NYC is made up of a group of community organizers, students, artists, and allies in New York City advancing a movement to end US-backed militarized violence in Mexico against students, women, LGBTQ, indigenous, and peasant-farmer communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.
Under the name of “Caravan43NYC” we invite all individuals and organizations interested in fighting for social justice and upholding the human rights of all to join the Ayotzinapa parents to collectively demand for:
— The safe return of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa.
— No to elections in the state of Guerrero, the impeachment of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and a complete overhaul of Mexico’s political and governance power structure.
— Stop the Merida Initiative (Plan México) including an end to military training and funding and the sale of weapons to Mexico by the U.S.
Donate today to be part of the planning of this historical moment to uphold the human right to be free from state violence. The money raised through this page will be used to cover the parents' expenses while in New York City (mostly transportation, meals and the rent of equipment for press conferences and events).
On Sunday, April 26, 2015 we will be marching with the parents of the 43 students to the United Nations to demand justice for their forcibly disappeared children.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Coordinating Committee directly at: email@example.com