Jun 2, 2011

Mexican poet and activist to lead peace march with stops at the U.S.-Mexico border

PRESS RELEASE
June 2, 2011
By Justice without Borders

Javier Sicilia to lead national caravan for peace; stops include Juarez and El Paso

EL PASO, TEXAS - Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia has joined the thousands of Mexicans who have become victims of the violence and injustice that plagues the Mexican nation. Sicilia has called for a massive march across Mexico for peace with justice and dignity. He will lead the caravan under the name National Covenant for Peace, from Cuernavaca, Morelos, on June 4, 2011, which will make its way north to Ciudad Juarez on June 10.
Several civic and religious organizations are collaborating to welcome Sicilia under the movement Justice Without Borders. El Paso and Juarez residents are invited to join the peaceful march on June 10 in Juarez.
 Journalists, educators, artists and other residents of New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Washington, D. C., also will participate in Juarez and El Paso to support the covenant for peace.
 The borderland community invited to also join us at 11 a.m. on June 11 at San Jacinto Plaza, where Sicilia and other speakers will address this all-important issue that is affecting communities on both sides of the border.
Justice Without Borders is asking for the investigation of each crime, for protection of the victims of the war against drugs and an end to the Merida Plan.
There will be educational booths and activities for the family in addition to music, poetry and art. The event promoting justice and peace will end at 1 p.m.
Contact information:
Nancy Gonz_alez, ngonzalez4@miners.utep.edu, 487-5446
Zulma Mendez, zulma.y.mendez@gmail.com, 539-1399
Socorro Tabuenca, tabuencac@yahoo.com, 727-2615
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