Monday, February 15, 2016

introducing #Ayotzinapa Matters

…Ayotzi Vive because Ayotzinapa matters.

The collection of Ayotzinapa links and images below updates automatically from multiple sources to bear digital witness. It is also a righteous and appropriate part of Adjunct Justice and the Precarious Faculty Network. Ayotzinapa's "disappeared" student teachers, marginalized educators, belong to adjunct and precarious worker communitie

Briefly, the horrific state violence of September 26, 2014 in the Mexican province of Guerrero has come to represent the deepest problems of an entire nation: a corrupt, violent government and military, their complicity with drug cartels, the many murders, even more unexplained disappearances, and disenfranchisement of the poor and powerless. On that day, 43 students from Raúl Isidro Burgos, the historic and revolutionary teachers' college in Ayotzinapa, were "disappeared" from the provincial capital Iguala.

To this date the state has failed to offer families a plausible explanation or reliable information and closed the case over strong public objections. The Ayotzinapa story is also the global reaction to these events. Spontaneous protests spread throughout both hemispheres and around the world. Fueled by the refusal to forget or be silenced, Caravana43 took the families' search for justice across both hemispheres, to the U.N. in NYC and across the Atlantic to the Hague.

... now visit the collection celebrating that refusal by saving and sharing stories and images of Escuela Normal Raúl Isidro Burgos, the Ayotzinapa 43 and their families' journeys

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