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On September 26, 2014, local police in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico attacked a group of students who were planning to attend a demonstration against state violence perpetuated on October 2nd of 1968.

Six people were killed, more than 20 injured, 43 students suffered enforced disappearance. Presumably they were handed in to organized crime for execution. The Mexican government has not given a meaningful response, it has been insensitive, and their inquiries have covered up military, police and politicians’ responsibility considering it as an isolated case. (Haverford Ayotzinapa Blog)

Caravana 43 is a project developed with the purpose of bringing to the United States parents and classmates of the 43 Normalista students who disappeared. 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.

From Wednesday, April 8th to Saturday, April 11th, Carvana 43 will be in the Philadelphia-area. The Education in our Barrios Project, Philadelphia (#BarrioEdPHL) will, specifically, be co-hosting (w/Casa Monarca) a dialogue on Thursday, April 9th (see below). We encourage you to attend the various events that are being organized. The list of events are on the poster above, and we will be adding information for the other events below.

For more on Caravana 43 en Filadelfia


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Thursday, April 9th – Dialogo en Casa Monarca con educadores y familias (3-430p)

#BarrioEdPHL and our friends at Casa Monarca want to send out a specific invite to educators, families, and community members, to join us on Thursday, April 9th (3-430pm) for a dialogue with the people of the Caravana. Some food will be provided.

If you would like to attend or if you have questions please contact Edwin Mayorga at


Casa Monarca
1448 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19146



 Facebook Event Page for 4/9

Caravana 43’s activities in Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 8th – Calling for Justice: A Dialogue with Relatives of Ayotzinapa’s Disappeared Students

April 8th
7:00 PM
Sharpless Auditorium,
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041

For more on this event go to the Ayotzinapa’s 43 Disappeared Students blog by Haverford College

Thursday, April 9

Philadelphia Municipality
Press Conference and Testimonials
9:30 – 12:00AM

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine St, Philadelphia 19047
12:30- 2:30 PM

Casa Monarca
1448 South 17th Street, Philadelphia 19046
3:00- 4:30 PM

Temple University
107 Gladfelter Hall
1115 Polett Walk (b 11th and 12th Street), Philadelphia 19122
6:00- 8:00PM


Friday, April 10

Casa de los Soles
1617 John F Kennedy Blvd -1100, Philadelphia 19103
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

From Love Park to Mexican Consulate at the Bourse (Independence Mall)

Casa Latina at U Penn
Towne Heilmeier Hall Room 100
220 South 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
4:30 – 6:00PM

A Seed on Diamond Gallery
124 Diamond Street
Philadelphia 19022

Contact Info: Teo Reyes 215. 360. 3217

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More than 180 organizations including: Frente Ayotzinapa USA and Red de Inmigrantes Unidos por México