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Past Event

Networking Research on Disappearance in Mexico

May 20, 2021
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Event

In 2020 the Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University formed the “Buscadoras” Research Unit, whose purpose is to gather a group of volunteer students interested in performing research to support the relatives of the disappeared people in Mexico. During its first months of existence, our research unit has collaborated closely with the organization “Regresando a Casa Morelos.” This partnership has made us aware of the importance of knowing better the work that other organizations with more experience are doing regarding forced disappearance in Mexico. Beyond our particular experience, it became apparent that it would be substantially valuable to socialize the work of other institutions dedicated to the documentation, study, and dissemination of this important issue, in order to strengthen inter-institutional ties and enhance collaboration. 

The objective of this seminar is to create a space for networking sessions between expert organizations on the subject. During the event, each organization will present an overview of their work, so that each participant can better understand their activities and objectives. And hence, facilitate the cooperation among all participants and the consolidation of new goals and purposes in this sensitive area.

The event will be in Spanish. Please register here. 

 

Agenda: 

Day 1 - Thursday, May 20

11 am - 2 pm CST / 12 pm - 3 pm EST

  • Welcome (11:00-11:10)
    • Claudio Lomnitz, Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University
    • Angélica Rodríguez, Regresando a Casa Morelos
    • Micaela González, Colectivo Uniendo Corazones
  • Introduction (11:10-11:15)
    • Natalia Mendoza, Madres Buscadoras de Sonora - Moderator
  • Presentation of organizations
    • Marcela Turati, Quinto Elemento Lab y Proyecto A Dónde Van los Desaparecidos (11:15-11:35)
    • Francisco Rivas, Observatorio Nacional Ciudadano (11:35-11:55)
    • Edgar Chávez Hernández, Seminario Interinstitucional sobre Desaparición - UAM Cuajimalpa (11:55-12:15)
    • Mónica Meltis, Data Cívica (12:15-12:35)
    • Tony Banegas, Proyecto Colibrí (12:35-12:55)
  • Moderator's comments (12:55-13:00)
  • Q&A (13:00-13:25)
  • Closing and instructions for the networking sessions (13:25-13:30)
  • Networking sessions (13:30-14:00)

 

Day 2 - Monday, May 24

11 am - 2 pm CST / 12 pm - 3 pm EST

  • Welcome (11:00-11:05)
    • Claudio Lomnitz, Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University
  • Introduction (11:05-11:10)
    • Marina Alamo, Columbia University - Moderator
  • Presentation of organizations
    • Zoraida García Castillo, Licenciatura en Ciencia Forense - UNAM (11:10-11:30)
    • Jacobo Dayán, Seminario de Violencia y Paz - Colmex (11:30-11:50)
    • Leopoldo Maldonado, ARTICLE 19 Oficina para México y Centroamérica (11:50-12:10)
    • Santiago Aguirre, Centro de Derechos Humanos Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez A.C. (12:10-12:30)
    • Alejandra Nuño, Centro Universitario por la Dignidad y la Justicia Francisco Suárez - ITESO (12:30-12:50)
  • Moderator's comments (12:50-12:55)
  • Q&A (12:50-13:20)
  • Closing and instructions for the networking sessions (13:25-13:30)
  • Networking sessions (13:30-14:00)

 

Day 3 - Thursday, May 27

11 am - 2 pm CST / 12 pm - 3 pm EST

  • Welcome (11:00-11:05)
    • Claudio Lomnitz, Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University
  • Introduction (11:05-11:10)
    • Mónica Castillejos, UC Berkeley, Legal Studies Department - Moderator
  • Presentation of organizations
    • Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato and Alberto Martínez, Repository of Documentation relating to Disappearances in Mexico (11:10-11:30)
    • Nora Sveass and Mónica Orjuela, Salud Mental y Derechos Humanos (11:30-11:50)
    • Berenice Camacho, Víctor Márquez, Greg Odum, and Mónica Trigos, Unidad de Investigación `Buscadoras´ - Universidad de Columbia (11:50-12:10)
    • Marlene Herbig and Yarimar Ruiz Orozco, Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR) Delegación Regional para México y América Central (12:10-12:30)
  • Moderator's comments (12:30-12:35)
  • Q&A (12:35-13:00)
  • Round table (13:00-13:30)
    • Angélica Rodríguez, Regresando a Casa Morelos
    • Micaela González, Colectivo Uniendo Corazones
    • Montserrat Castillo, Red de Enlaces Nacionales
    • Mario Vergara, Los Otros Buscadores: buscando vida entre los muertos
    • Moderator: Claudio Lomnitz
  • Closing and instructions for the networking sessions (13:30-13:35)
  • Networking sessions (13:35-14:00)

 

 

 

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