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Delegation of Mexican human rights defenders visiting Canada

    March 06, 2012

    Amnesty International Canada and six prestigious universities (below) are working together to host a visit by four respected Mexican human rights defenders. Each has a compelling story to tell about courageous efforts to protect rights and dignity in Mexico amidst a terrifying increase in threats and violence.
     
    Vidulfo Rosales Sierra is a lawyer with the renowned Tlachinollan Human Rights Centre that does human rights monitoring and works with Indigenous communities in Guerrero State to defend their rights
     
    Dolores González Saravia is Director of SERAPAZ, an NGO founded by Bishop Ruiz with extensive experience in southern Mexico that works on conflict prevention and peace building
     
    Yolanda Moran Isais is a member of FUUNDEM, an organization formed by a growing number of families whose relatives have been forcibly disappeared
     
    Alberto Xicotencatl Carrasco is Director of the Casa del Migrante shelter in Saltillo, Coahuila, recipient of last year’s prestigious Letelier Moffitt Human Rights Award for work with vulnerable migrants

    PUBLIC EVENTS IN TORONTO
    Event was held on March 5th at Ryerson University
     
    Wednesday, March 7th from 1:30 - 3:30 PM - Stedman Lecture Hall A, York University
     
    PUBLIC EVENTS IN WATERLOO Were Held Tuesday March 6th, Wilfrid Laurier University
     
    PUBLIC EVENTS IN OTTAWA
     
    Thursday, March 8th, from 7  - 9 PM - Fauteux Hall Room 361, University of Ottawa
     
    Friday, March 9th from 12 – 2 PM - 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton University
     
    PUBLIC EVENTS IN SAINT JOHN
     
    Monday, March 12th from 2 - 3 PM - Ganong Hall 215, University of New Brunswick Saint John
     
    Monday, March 12th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Grand Hall (uptown), University of New Brunswick - Saint John
     
    PUBLIC EVENT IN FREDERICTON
     
    Tuesday, March 13th, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM - Carleton 139, University of New Brunswick - Fredericton

    Beth Berton-Hunter,
    Media Relations,
    Amnesty International Canada
    416-363-9933, ext. 332