Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Week of activities highlight Annunciation House 2012 Voice of the Voiceless award in El Paso

(El Paso, TX) Annunciation House announced events surrounding the 2012 Voice of the Voiceless event that   will recognize Mexican poet and activist for peace Javier Sicilia. The presentation of the award will take place at a dinner on April 28.

A week of activities in commemoration will include several special events to celebrate the theme of this year's Voice of the Voiceless: "The Right to be Human." Highlights of the activities follow:

1) A Forum on Immigration takes place on Friday, April 27, from 6 pm until 9 pm, and Saturday, April 28 8am to 1pm at St. Patrick Cathedral Multipurpose Center, 1111 N. Stanton St. The public is invited. There is no cost to attend; seating is limited.

2) Annunciation House, 1003 E. San Antonio Avenue, will be the center of a VIGIL, PROJECTION & MEMORIAL ALTAR.
  • Sunday, April 22nd, 7:45PM: Press conference, projection on the building of 10,000 names of victims of recent past years of intense violence in Mexico, and vigil.
  • Every evening, Sunday, April 22nd through Friday, April 27th 8:00PM TO 12:00AM: Vigil initiates the projection of names and images to cover the Annunciation House building
  • Continuously, Sunday, April 22nd through Friday, April 27, Day and Night: Memorial Altar

The public is invited to bring flowers, momentos, and/or other symbols to place upon the altar in memory of the 10,000 who have been killed in Ciudad Juarez and the more than 50,000 who have died throughout Mexico.

The following announcement details of the dinner honoring Sicilia:

1 comment:

Libby said...

SO wish I could be there! I think this is going to be an extra special VoV.