#NC43: THE SPARK OF A MOVEMENT IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH
In September 2014, 43 rural students disappeared from #Ayotzinapa, Mexico, after clashing with police. Mexican immigrants in NC raised nearly $1,800 to bring #Caravana43 to Durham & Raleigh. Many of these immigrants left home because of the same violence. They came to the South as a haven, largely hidden behind kitchen doors and out of sight up high on cranes and bulldozers.
The rallying cry of brave activists in Mexico is #YaMeCanse: I am tired. Mexican immigrants swim in limbo between two countries, in a sea of parallels. They are tired of the politics entangling the lives of the most vulnerable on both sides of the border. They are speaking up.
This series of Instagram videos and essays tells this story through the voices of the #Caravana43 and the #NC43. Their voices are indicative of a changing South and a civil rights movement not yet laid to rest.