Thursday, October 17, 2013

Witness for Peace speaker on campus Oct. 22

A Witness for Peace speaker, Francisco Cerezo, will speak about “Lessons from the Mexican Human Rights Organization Comité Cerezo” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Common Room. The departments involved in hosting the event are Modern/Classical Languages, the First- Generation Initiative, the Political Science Department, and the Peace and Justice Club.

Francisco Cerezo will travel from Mexico City, where he has 11 years of experience fighting for the freedom of political prisoners. He is a founding member of Comité Cerezo.

Hear how U.S. drug war policies, gun laws and military aid are connected to increased violence, militarization, and political repression in Mexico over the last decade and what we can do to support sustainable peace and justice in Mexico.