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UCI Students Protest Vicente Fox, Seek Justice for Victims of Repression

April 6, 2009

WHEN:   April 8, 2009, 5:00pm and 7:00pm

WHERE:  Parkview Classroom Building room 1300
University of California, Irvine campus

WHO:    Simón Sedillo, documentary filmmaker and community organizer
Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico

WHAT:   Simón Sedillo and UCI students will be presenting at 5:00pm in the
Parkview Classroom Building about Vicente Fox’s role in repression of
social movements and human rights abuses.  This event coincides with
Fox’s dinner lecture sponsored by Chancellor Michael V. Drake and the
Center for the Study of Democracy.  Following the presentation at
7:00pm, protests against Fox are expected to take place outside the UCI
University Club.

WHY:    While many at UCI consider ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox’s visit
an honor and festive event, others strongly opposes his presence on our
campus and feel outraged tht his speech will be given under the pretense
of democracy. The events organized on April 8, are reflective of the a
hero of democracy, despite his record of repression and violence against
activists and human rights abuses documented by Amnesty International
and Human Rights Watch.