Ascension Church

Support ending the violence in Mexico

Hear the story of 43 students who disappeared from a school for teachers in Mexico.

 

A group representing the parents of the 43 students kidnapped in late September in Guerrero, Mexico,  will be at Ascension Sunday, March 29, to speak about their children’s experiences and about the human rights violations occurring in Mexico.They seek our solidarity with them as they confront the responsible authorities.

 

• They will speak at 1 p.m. in the church
• Cultural event from 3 – 6 p.m. in the gymnasium.

 

Photos of the students’ faces, carried on placards in demonstrations throughout Mexico and in other countries, have become international symbols of the tens of thousands of forced disappearances and over 100,000 killings in Mexico since 2006.

 

The visit to Ascension is part of a national speaking tour of the United States during which they will speak in cities across the country to audiences in churches, universities, community organizations, and labor unions about the events of September 26, 2014. On this day, Mexican government and drug cartels killed 6, wounded 25 and kidnapped 43 students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College, according to organizers.

 

The group is also presenting Monday at Macalester College and McNally Smith College of Music.  Their visit ends with a protest at the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul at 3 p.m. Monday.