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Justice for Chiapas

By Samira Hamid

Lunch-time lecture

HAYWARD, Calif. -- Chabot Colllege’s Students for Social Justice (SSJ) Club brings social awareness of global and local issues to Chabot College and its community. Since it was founded eight years ago, these dedicated students have highlighted ethical issues such as: human rights, women’s rights, local, national and international politics, environmental racism and the unspoken consequences of war.

For this event, the SSJ have joined UC Berkeley’s Anthropology Department’s students, and invited Chabot’s Anthropology Club students to present a human right’s subject – “Southern Mexico’s Indigenous Communities Rights.” Chiapas’ communities, in Southern Mexico, contend daily with paramilitary violence and dispossession of their lands, often illegally.

The speaker, Pablo Obando, Communications Director of the Fray Bartolome Human Rights Center, reports on the events in these communities. His 2013 tour, from L.A. to Seattle, brings him to the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has chosen Chabot College as one of his venues. The event will be in Spanish with English interpretation.

The presentation is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in Room 722 at Chabot College, Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward. It is wheelchair accessible and free to attend.

SSJ Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday, from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. in Room 506; for more about the SSJ Club, contact Karina Contreras at The Anthropology Club meets every Thursday from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. in Room 405; contact Samira Hamid at, to learn more about the Anthro Club.

Justice for Chiapas
Tuseday, February 12
12 p.m.
Room 722
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward

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