Acción Ayotzinapa San Diego Presente; 43 artists for 43 paintings II/43 Artistas por 43 Estudiantes II

Acción Ayotzinapa Colectivo, Artist and Af3irm San Diego member Elena Marques Lozano’s exhibit debuts for the second time.

For Release

Contact person: Elena Marques  

Organization Name: San Diego Presente: Artists for Ayotzinapa

Telephone number: (619)433-5738

Email_address: Elenavictoriamarques@gmail.com

San Diego, May 2, 2015 —  Over 43 Artists from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, East Coast & Mexicali created 43 visual statements of solidarity for the missing students of Ayotzinapa for the second time in the art district of historic Barrio Logan, home of Chicano Park.

Over the past seven months, the forced kidnapping of 43 Ayotzinapa students has shaken Mexico and the wave of human rights violations has shown a global spotlight  in that country. In September, dozens of students from a teaching college in the small town of Ayotzinapa in the Mexican state of Guerrero were attacked by local police. Six people were killed. The story given by police was that the police acted on the orders from the then local mayor, whose wife was worried that the students might disrupt an event she was holding, police were ordered to abduct 43 students and hand them over to “guerreros unidos,” a vicious local cartel.

Family members of the missing students do not believe the version of events put forward by Mexican authorities. An investigation into the case by Proceso magazine suggests the attack was planned, executed, and supervised by Mexico’s federal police to undermine the political fight of the students from a teacher training college in Ayotzinapa and Argentinian experts have come forward with the inconsistencies in the evidence used to “identify” the remains of one student, Alexander Mora, proving the evidence was falsified. Which now at 7 months, the families are still without answers and zero evidence of their death has been proven.

As a fundraiser for the families, each artist was given a photo and name of a student to represent with honor and support. Additional painting donations that depict the overall pain of Ayotzinapa will be shown with some of the original pieces from the first show. All pieces are for sale, and 100% of the proceeds of the paintings sold go directly to the families. Mesheeka Clothing Company will have a booth selling their local clothing brand and donating a portion of each item sold as well. Bob Green of the Roots Factory will be live screen printing their original logo for ayotzinapa for a donation if you bring a black shirt. Border X Brewing will be contributing to the fundraiser for the families as well. Music by Angel Lita, Cumbia Machin and Olmeca Roots

  • Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
  • Border X Brewing
  • 2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, California 92113

We want every student’s name and story remembered to keep the movement alive and continue the search for our sons…we DEMAND their SAFE RETURN.

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