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Indigenous Rights & Grassroots Activism: Experiences from Mexico

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Among human rights lawyers it is increasingly common to hear about “bottom-up” approaches or activism “from below”. These buzz-words are often used to evoke a sense of social legitimacy. But how does that actually looks like? How is human rights activism different at the grassroots level? and more importantly, what can we as law students in an elite University learn from communities struggling “at the bottom”?

Join a lunch conversation with Érika Bárcena and Lucero Ibarra. Two Mexican legal activist-scholars with more than 8 years of experience working directly alongside P’urépecha indigenous communities in Mexico. Each of our panelists has had a different interdisciplinary approach to their work. They will both share with us their experiences navigating their role as lawyers as it has taken them from the rural plateaus of Michoacan to the fancy halls of the Supreme Court. There will be opportunity for conversation and lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by: Mexican Law Students Association, Global South Dialogue


January 30
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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WCC 2036 Milstein East C


Cabrera Silva, Angel Gabriel