Lecture: Cipriana Jurado Herrera on Mexican Human Rights


The Rothko Chapel continues its exploration of United States border issues with Mexico by presenting Cipriana Jurado Herrera, a Mexican human rights activist who was recently awarded political asylum in the United States. Guests are invited to meet the speaker at a reception after the talk.

Jurado Herrera has been an activist in Chihuahua, Mexico, since she arrived in the city at age 14 to work in the maquiladoras. It was then that she first began to fight for dignity on behalf of her fellow workers. In 2008, after she publicly opposed and denounced militarization, Jurado Herrera was arrested by unidentified officers without a search warrant. Thanks to the efforts of Mexican congressman Victor Quintana and human rights organizations in Ciudad Juarez, she was released the next day, but not before witnessing first-hand the brutality others had suffered at the hands of the Mexican military. On July 11, she was granted political asylum.

Admission is first-come, first-served. Seating is limited. 



Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon St.
Houston, TX 77006


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