Folklore Master’s student Victoria Bouloubasis collaborated with fellow journalist (and current UNC JOMC grad student) Andrea Patiño Contreras on a digital piece about the North Carolina activism surrounding the “forced disappearance” of students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico last fall. Bouloubasis and Patiño Contreras documented the Ayotzinapa parents’ visit to NC through a series of short Instagram videos and essays. They chose this medium to match the contemporary form of online activism fueling the movement. They wanted tell this story through the voices of the #Caravana43 and the NC immigrants (#NC43) who brought them here. Bouloubasis and Patiño Contreras felt that their voices are indicative of a changing South and a civil rights movement not yet laid to rest.
There is also a Medium page with the full story: bit.ly/NCCaravana43.
The two students will present their work on Thursday at 6pm at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham. The event, Las Semillas de Ayotzinapa, Cruzando Fronteras (Seeds of Ayotzinapa, Crossing Borders), is a presentation by Raleigh activist Monserrat Matehuala who worked on the case in Mexico and her mother, Martha Hernandez, who organized here.