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Lee to Host Lecture on Social Unrest in Mexico

Lee University faculty and students will present a lecture on the current social unrest in Mexico, caused by the disappearance of 43 college students in Ayotzinapa (Iguala, Guerrero) Mexico. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Science and Math Complex Lecture Hall (Room 255).

Asdrubal Martinez-Castro, a sophomore psychology and theology major from Ensenada, B.C. Mexico, along with faculty members Dr. Bennett M. Judkins, lecturer in sociology, Dr. Arlie Tagayuna, assistant professor of sociology, and Dr. Jason Ward, assistant professor of history, will present during the lecture, each offering a unique perspective. They will discuss the recent happenings in Mexico and why the Mexican populace has been reacting in such a dramatic way.

A question and answer session will follow the lecture. According to Martinez-Castro, this event aims to raise awareness on social violence, human rights, and governmental corruption, both as matters in and of themselves and in the context of the current social unrest in Mexico.

"This event is also a demonstration of solidarity towards the mothers and fathers of the missing students, a stand in support of the Mexican society and their exclamation against the governmental corruption from which they suffer, and a step towards becoming citizens of the world, taking into consideration not only the issues related to one’s native community but also the issues that affect all mankind," said Martinez-Castro.

Admission is free and the community is welcome to attend.

For more information about the event, please contact Martinez-Castro at amarti13@leeu.edu.
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