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Human Rights in Mexico After Ayotzinapa

When: Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, McCormick Tribune Forum, 1870 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
International Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Alejandra Ancheita, Founder and Executive Director of ProDESC

7pm at the McCormick Tribune Forum
1870 Campus Dr. 

Alejandra Ancheita is a Mexico City human rights lawyer and 2014 winner of the Martin Ennals Award for human rights defenders. She founded ProDESC (The Project of Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights) to fight for the rights of the migrants, workers, and indigenous communities of her native country to dramatically raise their standard of living.

Since founding ProDESC in 2005, Alejandra and her dedicated team have run strategic campaigns aimed at protecting the economic, social, and cultural rights of Mexico’s most marginalized people. The tangible results of these campaigns include unprecedented accountability mechanisms between some of the world’s largest transnational companies, thereby ensuring the rights to dignified housing, health, education, and a fair wage, among others.


** This event is rescheduled from its original 2/2/15 date**

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