The Future of the #YoSoy132 Movement
Location: UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas Complex, Weaver Center
Open to: Public
Event co-sponsored by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and #YoSoy132 San Diego
Part of UC San Diego’s Eighth Annual International Education Week
Event will be bilingual (Spanish and English)
'#Yo Soy 132' is a student movement that began during this year's Mexican presidential election. After students at the Universidad Iberoamericana protested a campaign event by candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, his political party as well as the mainstream media dismissed the demonstration as the work of rabble-rousers from outside the school. In response, 131 students who had attended the event posted a video on YouTube showing their student IDs and expressing discontent with the media reporting of the event. When people began expressing solidarity with the students by tweeting "I'm the 132nd student", the name "yo soy 132" was coined.
For more information about the movement, visit: http://www.yosoy132media.org/quienes-somos/
This event brings together members of the movement from universities in Mexico City, Tijuana and San Diego to discuss where it is now and what role it will play in the future.
Panelists to include:
Valeria Hamel- #YoSoy132 Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Luis Carlos Haro- #YoSoy132 Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) Tijuana
Yarima Merchan- #YoSoy132 Internacional
Alejandro Procopio- #YoSoy132 San Diego
Moderated by Alberto Diaz-Cayeros- Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies