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Ongoing in March, 2015

Ayotzinapa

"28, 43": A Photographic Exhibition

When: Ongoing through March 21, 2015

Where: PUJA gallery, 1338 S. Halsted St., Chicago IL

Gallery Hours: Thursday & Friday 12-5pm, Saturday 12-3pm


According to a 2012 report, it was estimated that in the United States a Black person was killed by
police, security guards, or vigilantes every 28 hours. The accuracy of this statistic has been called into
question but the prevalence of police-involved deaths of Black people has been a rallying point for
activists and organizers in the wake of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, MO. on August 9th, 2014.
In Ayotzinapa, Mexico 43 student activists went missing on September 26th, 2014. Mexican police
have been implicated in their disappearance. The remains of one student have been found, but the
whereabouts of the 42 others is still unknown.

These two instances, have incited mass mobilizations in the U.S., Mexico, and other locations globally
and raise questions about whose lives matter and what justice looks like when the state is involved in
the deaths and disappearances of its own citizens. This exhibit “28, 43” highlights how people have
mobilized in response to Ferguson and Ayotzinapa and poses questions about similarities and
differences between the two contexts.

 

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