Alive You Took Them: Graphic narratives on Mexico’s Disappeared | Mon April 2, 2018

Alive You Took Them
calendar link icon  Mon April 2, 2018
Start: 4:30 pm

Porter Hall 100, Carnegie Mellon University

Hear about comics journalism and the challenges of illustrating a story where reality surpasses fiction

On September 26, 2014, police kidnapped 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in southern Mexico. To date, their parents still search for them, proclaiming, “alive you took them, alive we want them.” For the past three years Andalusia Knoll Soloff, along with a Mexican collective of artists and researchers have been working on a graphic novel that uses first-hand accounts to tell the story of these parents’ search to find the students and challenge government impunity. Andalusia Knoll Soloff is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Mexico City. She is a frequent contributor to VICE News, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now! and TRT World. Her work focuses on gender violence, human rights violations and land struggles in Latin America. She has reported on the Ayotzinapa case for over three years and is part of a collective behind Alive You Took Them: Searching for the Ayotzinapa.

Free and Open to the Public!


Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University

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Pitt Center for Latin American Studies

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Department of Modern Languages, Dietrich College, Carnegie Mellon

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Global Studies, Dietrich College, Carnegie Mellon

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