Don't just study abroad, study in solidarity!

The Mexico Solidarity Network created this unique study abroad program in 2005 to introduce students to dynamic new experiments in autonomous, community-based organizing and to build solidarity with Mexico’s most important and dynamic social movements. The Chicago re-entry program was created in 2011 as an innovative tool that introduces students to social movements closer to home. The lessons you learn from organized communities in Mexico and Chicago will strengthen your social justice work back home. This program offers a truly unique opportunity to learn the theory and practice of living social movements directly from the people building those movements. You will develop lifelong, cross-cultural alliances, new analytical tools, and dynamic organizing skills that will change your life in important ways.

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Study Abroad

Spring 2014 (Jan 26 - May 17)
application deadline Nov 1
Chiapas/Tlaxcala/Mexico City

Summer 2014 (June 1 - 28)
Deadline extended to April 19
Chiapas & the 6th Declaration


Participants accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

Speaking Tours - Fall 2013

251 November 18-23 (MA, VT, NH, RI, GA): "Si Noy Hay Justicia, Hay Escrache" with Edith López Ovalle, artist and organizer with H.I.J.O.S.-México (Hijos por la identidad y la justicia y contra el olvido y el silencio). Edith will be speaking on political organizing and repression, especially her work with HIJOS, a transnational organization formed by people whose parents were imprisoned, disappeared or killed in Latin America's Dirty Wars in 60s, 70s and 80s. She'll draw connections with Mexico's current Dirty War, disguised as a war on drugs.

Mon 11/18, 4pm- Smith College, Seeyle 106
                    7:30pm- Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall, West Lecture Hall

Tues 11/19, 1:30
- Wellsley College: classroom event (not open to public)
                    7pm- Community Event Brattleboro, VT, Marlboro Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St.
Wed 11/20, 9am- Chesterfield Middle School, Chesterfield NH classroom event (not open to public)
                   5pm- Brown University, Jukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St. Providence, RI
Thurs 11/21, 7pm- Brandeis University, Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 415 South St. Waltham, MA.
Sat 11/23, 6:30pm- School of the Americas Watch Workshop, Columbus Trade and Convention Center, 801 Front St, Columbus, GA



September 16 - 27 (MD, DC, NC, SC, GA, FL): "Sowing Struggle: Social movements and the future of corn in Tlaxcala, Mexico" with Luz Rivera Martínez, lead organizer with Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino (CNUC). Luz will speak about her 20 years of experience constructing autonomy, organizing outside the electoral system, and resisting genetically modified corn while protecting millennia-old varieties. Luz is an amazingly inspiring speaker with a wealth of experience and her talk will have important lessons for anyone interested in women's, peasant, and labor movements. [download flyer]


9/16 - 5pm, Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, AOK Library Gallery
9/17 - 5:30pm, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Hackerman B17
9/18 - 6pm, Washington, American University Main Campus, Abramson Family Founder's Room
9/19 - 7pm, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, FedEx Global Education Center 4003
9/20 - 3pm, Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University
9/23 - 7pm, Greensboro, Guilford College, King 127
9/24 - 4pm, Spartanburg, Wofford College, Olin 101
9/25 - 6pm, Columbia, University of South Carolina, Green Quad Center for Sustainability
9/26 - 7pm, Sarasota, New College of Florida, Teaching Auditorium