MEXICO IN CRISIS: Disappearance, Grassroots Searches + Forensic Calamity
April 17, 2019
Join us for an evening with journalist and author Dawn Marie Paley and special guests Silvia Ortiz and Óscar Sánchez Viesca.
Silvia Ortiz and Óscar Sánchez Viesca’s daughter Fanny disappeared in 2004, at the age of 16. Since 2006, over 40,000 people have been reported disappeared in Mexico in the context of the War on Drugs.
Silvia and Óscar are the founders of Grupo Vida, a grassroots collective of relatives of the disappeared who carry out weekly land searches for human remains. Grupo Vida’s land searches are a form of direct action in the face of state and paramilitary violence and impunity. To date, the group has recovered hundreds of thousands of human remains.
Join us for an evening with Silvia and Óscar, as well as with journalist and author Dawn Marie Paley, to hear about what is currently taking place in Mexico in terms of enforced disappearance, how the new government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is responding to the crisis, and the ongoing demands of family members of the disappeared.
FREE EVENT. For more information see FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/2344045282314161/