By Lydia Chávez
On 24th Street this morning, someone had slipped paper bags over the the parking meters between Folsom and Harrison with the photos of some of the 43 students disappeared in September in rural Mexico. “They took them alive,” was written in Spanish above each photo.
It was an installation-like piece of art and a reminder how art can be relevant and keep us in touch with what is going on elsewhere.
As Andrea Valencia wrote in Mission Local, “the 43 student teachers were disappeared and six people died after an encounter with police in Iguala, Guerrero. The students from the rural school of Ayotzinapa, were raising funds and got a hold of buses to attend a bigger march in Mexico City to protest education reform in the midst of the 46th commemoration of the student killings in Tlatelolco on October 2nd, 1968.”