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Title: Ciudad Juarez:The Other Side of Globalization
Date: Thu. Mar 31, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description: Lecture and discussion led by Veronica Leyva, community organizer and native of the Mexican city of Juarez. Ms.Leyva will focus on the grassroots struggle at the border to confront militarization, violence against women, increased internal migration and the ties between the drug trafficking conflict and free trade. She will analyze President Felipe Calderon's army-led war on drugs and the millions of dollars promised in U.S. aid for this war through the Merida Initiative. Leyva will also report on her own experience of the violent repercussions of these security initiatives for social struggles, women and civil society along the border. The presentation will be in Spanish, with English translation provided by Corry Banton, representative of the Mexico-US Solidarity Network. The event is organized by the USF Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean; the departments of Anthropology, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies; the Latin American Students Association; the Mexican-American Student Association; the Students for Social Justice, and the Feminist Student Alliance.
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