Pietro Ameglio: la lucha por la paz y la justicia en un México en guerra, Friday, October 9, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm, Charles E. Merrill Lounge

One year following the massacre of 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College, peace activist and teacher, Pietro Ameglio, discusses the current state of violence and nonviolent civil resistance in Mexico on Friday, October 9, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm, in the Charles E. Merrill Lounge.

September 07, 2015

By , Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies 

A un año de la masacre de Iguala y otras más, Pietro Ameglio contextualiza en esta charla la oficialmente mal llamada “guerra al narco” y el estado actual de la violencia en México y reflexiona sobre las formas en que la sociedad mexicana, en sus múltiples identidades, está enfrentando la violencia desde la resistencia civil noviolenta, desde su reserva e indignación moral.  Esta charla es gratis y está abierta al público.  Se llevará a cabo en inglés.

One year after Iguala and other massacres, Pietro Ameglio contextualizes the "drug war" and current state of violence in Mexico, and he reflects on the forms in which Mexican society, in its mutliple identities, is confronting violence, from nonviolent civil resistance to its moral reserve and indignation.  This free, public talk will be delivered in English.

Pietro Ameglio headshotBorn in Uruguay and educated in Mexico, Pietro Ameglio is one of the most important teachers and practitioners of active nonviolence in Latin America today.  He is a cofounder of the Mexican chapter of the Latin American nonviolence network, Servicio Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ); Pensar en Voz Alta, a Gandhian-inspired, nonviolent action collective that analyzes and publicizes statistical information on the nature of social conflict in Mexico and promotes nonviolent direct actions; and, with Javier Sicilia, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity.  He is also the author of Gandhi y la desobediencia civil:  México hoy (Plaza y Valdés, 2002) and has held both the Henry D. Thoreau Special Chair and the Spanish Exile Masters – Due Disobedience Special Chair in the School of Philosophy and Literature at National Autonomous University (UNAM) in Mexico City.  In 2014, he was awarded the El-Hibri Foundation Peace Education Prize


The CLRC Politics of Forced Migration Research Cluster is honored to cosponsor this free, public event with the Latin American and Latino Studies Department, Colleges 9 and 10, and the Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence