Saturday, March 28, 2015

#SoL15 Day 28: #Caravana43 & @AnaMFores

Today I worked on collating links and a post about the Caravana 43 project organized by the families of the 43 murdered Ayotzinapa student teachers and supporters in the U.S. My friend Ana Fores and her husband Andres helped organize the DFW Caravan event. Here's my most recent post on Tumblr about the Caravan, #Ayotzinapa #Caravana43 News Roundup March 24-28, and Ana's blog, Adjunct Justice: Fores Forum, which has more posts and gorgeous images. 

Adjunct Justice — 8th Global Day of Solidarity with Mexico: Dallas...

Below is a brief description of the project:

Caravana43 is a project developed with the purpose of bringing to the United States parents and classmates of the 43 Normalista students who disappeared on September 26, 2014 in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico. There are three Caravanas covering over 40 cities from the US/Mexico border along the Pacific, Central, and Atlantic region states. The main aim is to provide an international forum for the parents who have lost their children in a government of systemic violence and impunity.  Another important goal of the caravana is to shed light on US foreign policy, specifically the Merida Initiative and its connection to socioeconomic conditions and violence in Mexico.
We're also collecting and archiving pictures and videos as well as links, media coverage, etc to have a record of the project. Take a look at the Ayotzinapa board on Pinterest.

Slice of LIfe I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: trying to blog a slice a day for all of March.  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Visit the site to read some slices


  1. What a wonderful project Vanessa. Wonderful!

  2. This is really important work, Vanessa. I'm glad you are involved in it. AND, I hope the 43 (and so many more) who have disappeared come home.

  3. Your dedication in helping is inspiring, I hope you are able to help find the ones missing.