Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bi-National Event in El Paso to Protest Violence in Mexico--June 11, 2011

The El Paso-Juarez community will host Javier Sicilia, the Mexican poet whose son was murdered, along with other victims from the "War on Drugs" in Mexico on Saturday June 11th. The event will take place in San Jacinto Plaza (Plaza de Lagartos) at the heart of downtown El Paso. Please widely distribute information about this important event.

The El Paso side of the border will show its support for the victims of the violence and will manifest solidarity with those who oppose the current policies which have resulted in over 40,000 deaths since the start of the U.S. and Mexico "War on Drugs."

The event supports the "Marcha Nacional por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad" (National March for Peace with Justice and Dignity).


10 am – Gathering in San Jacinto Plaza

11am – Receive Javier Sicilia, presentation of/by family's, victims, and people
in exile in El Paso

12pm – Ritual/symbolic act of commitment

1 pm – Close of event

¡Ya Basta de Violencia!

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