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Families of Missing Students to Visit Houston

BY 1WILDCHERRY11998 · MARCH 13, 2015

From March 18th to 21st, family members of some of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa will be visiting Houston to raise awareness of their struggle and build connections with what is happening here in Houston. Join with them to demand justice and learn about how US drug policy and extractive industry helped create the conditions in Mexico that made their situation possible. Come out and support these brave family members on the beginning of their US tour. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Rally in front of the consulate to demand justice about the forced disappearance of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa. Parents of two students will be present.

  • Time: 5 – 7 PM

  • Place: 4507 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77004

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 Press Conference Parents of the 43 missing students will inform about their reasons to visit Houston and will answer questions from the media.

  • Time: 9:30 AM-12 PM

  • Place: CWA local 6222, 1730 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77003

CARAVANA 43 – Ayotzinapa-Houston Connection Student organizations, unions, community organizations and activists with meet with the parents of the 43 missing students.

  • Time: 12 – 2 PM

  • Place: CWA local 6222, 1730 Jefferson St, Houston, TX 77003

Community Talk & Cultural Event Parents of the 43 missing students meet with local artists and community members to share their struggle and seek support.

  • Time: 6:30 – 8 PM

  • Place: East End Studio Gallery, 708C Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023

Friday, March 20th, 2015 Cultural Event – Spoken word and folk dancing

  • Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

  • Place: Ripley House, 4410 Navigation Blvd #278, Houston, TX 77011

Black and Brown lives matter Parents of the 43 missing students demonstration of unity with the African American Community at Houston´s Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. Will include testimonies of people who have suffered police brutality.

  • Time: 1 – 3 PM

  • Place: MLK JR, Memorial / McGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77021

Town Hall Meeting Parents will meet with the general public for a question and answer session.

  • Time: 6:30 – 9 PM

  • Place: CWA local 6222, 1730 Jefferson Houston, TX 77003

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 Stop Plan Merida Rally to raise awareness on how the USA has been using taxpayer’s dollars to fund the war on drugs in Mexico. This money has been used to train and arm the police and military. However, the police and military are repressing civilians, instead of dismantling cartels. Mexican military and police have been found to be violating human rights, the #43MissingStudents being the most symbolic case, therefore, we need to #StopPlanMerida.

  • Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

  • Place: Houston’s Federal Building, 1919 Smith St #200 Houston, TX

Museum Tour Parents of the 43 missing students will visit the Station Museum.

  • Time: 2 – 3 PM

  • Place: Station Museum, 1502 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004

Cultural Event and Potluck Join the parents of the 43 missing students for a potluck and a play about the life of Frida Kahlo.

  • Time: Play – 5-6:30 PM; Potluck – 6:30-8 PM

  • Place: MECA, 1900 Kane St, Houston, TX 77007

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