LAWGEF Event 4/17: Defending Defenders

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              Please join the Latin America Working Group Education Fund (LAWGEF), the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Peace Brigades International (PBI) for

Defending Defenders
A Discussion with Mexican Human Rights Activists

With presentations by

Alberto Xicotencatl
Casa del Migrante, Saltillo, Coahuila
Silvia Grijalva
Paso del Norte Human Rights Center, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua
Followed by traditional Mexican music by 
Cosita Seria
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC
RSVP via the event page on Facebook.

Please join us for an evening with Mexican human rights defenders, who will discuss the risks and challenges they face in their work to address critical human rights issues impacting their communities: torture, forced disappearance, kidnapping and violence against migrants, human trafficking, and the impact of the “war on drugs” on Mexico’s social fabric. PBI will also present its latest video and publication on the threats facing human rights defenders across Mexico and discuss what the U.S. public can do to help. Following the presentation, Cosita Seria will entertain with traditional Mexican music.
Please note that presentations will be in Spanish with English interpretation provided.