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Pietro Ameglio: Civil Disobedience as a Moral Weapon for Inhuman Times

Date of Lecture: October 28, 2019

Pietro AmeglioAbout the Speaker: Pietro Ameglio is a leading Mexican nonviolence theorist and activist. A professor of Peace and Nonviolence Culture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, he co-founded the Mexican Peace and Justice Service, Thinking Out Loud — a Gandhian-inspired nonviolent action collective created to analyze and publicize statistical information on the nature of social conflict in Mexico and promote nonviolent direct — and Movement for Peace and Justice with Dignity, which emerged in 2011 in response to the spiraling toll of the dead and disappeared in the so-called “war on drugs.”

About the Lecture: Ameglio reflects on the migrant caravan, nonviolent resistance to the drug war, and other mass actions for peace in Central America.

His talk at the College of the Holy Cross is co-sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies; the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture; the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies; and Political Science; in collaboration with the Center for Nonviolent Solutions.