The mothers and fathers of missing normalistas from Guerrero, Mexico will be visiting the United States with hopes of garnering media attention and impacting U.S. and Mexican governments. The campaign, Caravanna 43, is relying on local coalitions for logistics, housing, and meals. They will be divided into three groups that will travel from the US/Mexico border, covering 30 cities, 19 states and the District of Colombia. The three groups will converge in Washington and New York City.
Fresno has responded to the national effort by receiving the Caravana 43 and providing them a platform. Different community organizations, businesses, students, churches, unions and individuals are joining the effort to receive the caravan and provide all necessary support.
The 43 students were kidnapped and disappeared by the police of Iguala, Mexico as of September 26, 2014. The disappearance sparked large protests in Guerrero and Mexico City.
Parents and supporters of the 43 Ayotzinapa students that went missing in Iguala, Mexico will visit Fresno March 28-29. The parents will host a press conference at California State University Fresno – Peace Garden at 11:00 a.m., followed by a public forum in the Grosse Industrial Technology Building (101), followed by a vigil at the Mexican Consulate of Fresno at 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Press Conference at 11:00 a.m.
California State University, Fresno – Peace Garden
5241 N. Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93740
Vigil: 5:00 p.m. outside the Mexican Consulate of Fresno,
7435 N. Ingram Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Mass: 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of Mount Carmel
816 Pottle Ave, Fresno, CA 93706