‘Caravana 43’ to shed light on missing Mexican college students, March 28

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‘Caravana 43’ to shed light on missing Mexican college students, March 28

Several Fresno State students will help host “Caravana 43,” a nationwide campaign to focus attention on 43 missing Mexican college students, at 11 a.m.  Saturday (March 28) in the Peace Garden on campus. Fresno was selected as one of the cities the tour will visit, said student organizer Lizbeth De La Cruz, president of Club Austral, Fresno State Spanish-language literary organization whose members are helping coordinate the event. The visit this weekend is co-sponsored by several community organizations. Dr. Frank Lamas, Fresno State vice president for student affairs, will welcome the entourage which consists of 16 parents and supporters of the 43 Ayotzinapa students who disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico on September 26. The campus event begins with a press conference followed by a free public forum at noon in the Grosse Industrial Technology building, room 101. (Public parking is free on campus on weekends). At 5 p.m., a vigil will take place off campus in front of the Mexican Consulate of Fresno (7435 N. Ingram Ave. near Pinedale). On Sunday, the 10 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in West Fresno (816 Pottle Ave.) will be dedicated to Caravana 43 and the missing students. INFO: De La Cruz at 559.261.5630 or lizbethdelacruzs@gmail.com.