John Gibler and Diego Osorno: On the Political Uses of the Drug War

Diego Osorno and John Gibler on Tour
The Political Uses of the Drug War
Chihuahua, Texas, Arizona, Mexico City, and California
Oct. 10-Nov. 3
Investigative journalists John Gibler and Diego Osorno present an important analysis of the devastating violence in Mexico and the failing U.S and Mexican counter-narcotic policies. These two experts bring first hand perspectives from the regions of Mexico most affected by the drug war and will discuss recent social mobilizations and possible avenues for change. 
Diego Osorno’s best selling book on the origins and deeply entrenched power of the Cartel de Sinaloa speaks plainly about cartel infiltration of Mexico’s civil and military power structures and how to wrest the destiny of the country back from the criminal mafias empowered by drug prohibition, impunity, and easy access to guns.
Gibler’s work, To Die in Mexico takes the reader deep into the terrifying landscape of Mexico’s drug war where he exposes the hollow slogans and military “victories”  in the light of the searing pain and inhuman impact they bring to communities across Mexico.
Monday, Oct. 10th
11:00AM-1:00PM Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez,  Edificio X en ICSA 
Avenida Plutarco Elias Calles #1210 Fovissste Chamizal, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, MX
Tuesday, Oct. 11th
6:00 P.M University of Texas at El Paso, Rubin Gallery
500 West University Avenue, El Paso, TX 79902
Contact: Zulma Mendez,
Tuesday, Oct. 18th
5:00-7:00 PM University of Arizona, Family and Consumer Scienes/ Saguaro Hall Rm 202
Contact: Murphy Woodhouse,
Thursday, Oct. 20th
5:00 P.M San Diego State University, (John Gibler only) Love Library Rm 430
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, Ca 92182
Contact: Elizabeth Sáenz Ackerman,
Saturday, Oct. 22nd
3:00-4:00 PM Museo del Estanquillo, La Mesa “La mirada de los corresponsales”
Isabel la Católica 26, Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de México, México D.F C.P 06000
Tuesday, Oct. 25th
6 PM San Francisco State University, Ethnic Studies Room 116
1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132
Contact: Chino Martinez
Wednesday, Oct. 26th
1:30-4 PM San Jose State University, Engineering Rm 189
One Washington Square; San José, Ca 95192
*cosponsored by San Jose Peace and Justice Center 
SJPJC contact: Charlotte Casey,
Thursday, Oct. 27th
9:30-11:00 AM San Francisco State University,  Humanities Building Rm 587
1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 
Contact: Juanita Darling,    
6:00 PM San Francisco Library (Spanish event), Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102 
Contact: Chelis Lopez
Tuesday, Nov. 1st
4:15-6:15 PM Cal Poly Pomona, Smith Campus Center Rm. 208
3801 West Temple Avenue Pomona, California 91768
Contact: Heather Williams, 
Thursday, Nov. 3rd
3:30-5:00 PM Drug Policy Alliance Conference
Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA