I'm still processing the experience and can only imagine how alternately drained and exhilarated actual participants must feel, and especially the #YaNosCansamos Solidarity Network that put it together, +Ana Maria Fores Tamayo, +Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes (who get mentioned because they are the ones I know) and others from across the U.S. and Mexico ~ 22 on the group email. The story of the network is surely worth telling too. For now, check out the Facebook Event page, catch up on Ayotzinapa news and back story and watch the invitation video to see how many states, cities, universities in the U/S. and Mexico participated.
The number of Ustream views does not count those participating in teleconference from multiple sites across the US and Mexico, possibly other countries as well or following on Twitter and Facebook Event page. There were technical problems, apparently originating with TelMex that delayed broadcast and prevented both YouTube Spanish and Ustream English translation version from load.
So what happened? Another kind of alchemy. Everybody pitched in, worked together like networks are supposed to ~ and made it work. The planned online Skype conference switched to teleconference mode until the livestream came on. Translators on U.S. university sites, St Louis' Washington University in particular, jumped in to pick up the slack on translation. Twitter coverage by hashtag (transcending a mid-stream hashtag change) reported comments in Spanish and English translations and improvised. My own personal thanks for good tweets to spread around go to Bradley Schlesinger, DREAM Factory,