The Clinic on Human Rights, an undergraduate project at St. Lawrence University, focuses on the mass killings of women on the border.
|Dec 08 2010||Solidarity Among Students: Reactions to the Police Shooting and Injuring a Juarez Student|
Through our Clinic, we have had many opportunities to skype and connect with people currently at the border. This has allowed our class a way to form a very real and human connection to the violence that is going on in Juarez. One of our Skype sessions was with Angel Estrada, Director of the film "La Tierra Prometida," which gives insight into the world of the maquiladora industry and its effects on one particular family. Since our discussion via skype, a great injustice took place in Juarez against students our same age- this event not only affected Estrada greatly, but it made the severity of the violence in this area resonate more with our class.
|Dec 06 2010||Case Studies of Feminicide|
Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Cotton Fields Sentence
As part of the Clinic's work, and with the help of Dr. Martha Chew-Sanchez, we were privileged enough to be able to speak with a variety of people in, and around Juarez.
|Dec 02 2010||Feminicide in Ciudad Juarez|
In our clinic, we have been focusing on feminicide in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico as a case study of the effects of globalization on human rights. In order to understand a complex situation such as the one on the ground in Juarez, it is crucial to be familiar with some background information.
About Ciudad Juarez: