2/9/09

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro: My Life Under the Gun - 3/11/09 @ Shelter Rock

The UUCSR Shelter Rock Forum presents

MY LIFE UNDER THE GUN

Lydia Cacho

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
@ Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who also runs a shelter for battered women and children in Cancun, has exposed a web of business and political elites behind a child pornography ring there. She has been detained and harassed by authorities, received numerous death threats and survived to win international human rights prizes from Amnesty International, UNESCO and the U.S. State Department. Since her expose the list of her enemies has grown to include some of the most powerful men in Mexico. In the last eight years at least 21 reporters in Mexico have been killed. Her international visibility has kept Cacho alive.

Cacho is donating her speaking fee to her shelter for battered women and Children, CIAM Cancun (www.CIAMcancun.org/eng)

Suggested donation $5

Click here for directions

For more information: UUCSR Shelter Rock Forum 516-627-6560, ext 122

Co-Sponsors: UUCSR Women’s Group, UUCSR Men’s Group, Amnesty International USA Group 74, Great Neck SANE/Peace Action, LI Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives

Links:
The Demons of Eden/Los Demonios de Eden - The Documentary (see following post for the film)
los demonios del eden el documental's Flicker photostream
Mexico's Most Wanted Journalist - MotherJones
lydiacacho.net - Blog in Spanish
Lydia Cacho on LibertadLatina.org
lydiacacho - MexicoReporter.com
Lydia Cacho on the dangers for journalists in Mexico - MexicoReporter.com YouTube Interview
Horror Story: Lydia Cacho's Exposé of Pedophilia Has Her Critics Up in Arms -Washington Post
Attempted assassination of prominent Mexican human rights defender - Frontline
Honoring Lydia Cacho - Amnesty International
Defender of Women and Children against Trafficking - Every Human Has Rights
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