Chan Centre Connects

CANCELLED Pre-show Talk with Maria Jose Athie-Martinez

Free
Sat March 10 2018 7:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

Free event for Lila Downs ticket holders. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presented by the Chan Centre

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, this pre-show talk has been CANCELLED. We apologize for the inconvenience. (The Lila Downs concert at 8pm is going ahead as scheduled)

Maria Jose Athie-Martinez is a scholar of Mestiza heritage from Mexico, currently completing her PhD in Curriculum Studies here at the University of British Columbia. Fluent in both Ayuujk and Mayan Yucatec languages, Maria is a passionate advocate for indigenous rights and has participated in a variety of social movements in Mexico including “Yo soy 132,” a 2012 protest against allegedly biased political coverage in mainstream Mexican media, and “43 Desaparecidos” around the tragic 2014 disappearance and deaths of 43 students in Mexico.

This pre-show talk will address some of the social and economic injustices currently faced by indigenous groups in Mexico and the associated movements to bring about positive change for these communities. These themes of social justice and indigenous rights echo the political messages strong in the music and advocacy of Lila Downs.

 

For Lila Downs ticket holders only, free to attend. Space is limited and first-come, first-served.

Free
Sat March 10 2018 7:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

Free event for Lila Downs ticket holders. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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