Day of the Dead and Human Rights Crisis in Mexico

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Justice Mexico Now is organising a discussion panel on the Day of the Dead tradition and the Human Rights Crisis in Mexico – a reminder that traditions cannot be assimilated in a vacuum that separates them from the reality experienced by actual human beings.

The details are below:

SPEAKERS
Jeremy Corbyn – Leader of Labour Party
Catherine West – Shadow Foreign Office Minister
Francisco Dominguez – senior lecturer at Middlesex University and secretary of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

CHAIR
Lila Caballero – member of JMN

Saturday 5th November at 17:00 at NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

The day of the dead (1st and 2nd November) is one of the most vibrant traditions in Mexican culture and has rightfully captured the attention of people all over the world. In preparation for welcoming the souls of deceased relatives and friends, Mexicans set up colourful altars with flowers, tasty food, drinks, music and the most treasured items of their loved ones. But the vibrancy of this celebration contrasts with the darkness and emptiness that many families face as a result of the violent human rights crisis that the country is going through.

Join Justice Mexico Now this coming Saturday 5th November at 17:00 at NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD to hear more about this country of vibrancy and violence. Together with Catherine West MP and Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party.

We will explore Mexico’s recent past, present and future of human rights violations and how we can help and contribute to protect human rights in Mexico. Also there will be a traditional altar of the prehispanic time and some mexican food.

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