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Title: Candlelight Vigil for Peace & Solidarity: Caravan
START DATE: 8/27/2012
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: French Quarter
Location Details:
Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church, 411 Rampart St. on edge of quarter. Cross street is Conti.
Event Topic: War on Drugs, Gun Violence
Event Type: Vigil/Discussion
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download PDF (3.4 mebibytes) Candlelight Vigil for Peace & Solidarity
@"Our Lady of Guadalupe"
411 N. Rampart
@ 7:30pm.

There will be testimonials and speakers from both sides of the border as well as local artists performing.

Our city will welcome 110+ people who come as part of the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity with a Candlelight Vigil for Peace & Solidarity . They are traveling here from Mexico, on a tour of the US calling for an end to the drug war. The caravan, led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia (whose son was killed in the drug war) visited cities up and down Mexico last year and made significant waves.

Javier Sicilia and Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity will lead a caravan across the United States this summer, calling for an end to the drug war. The caravan will begin in San Diego this August and will visit two dozen U.S. cities on its way to Washington, DC.

See Javier Sicilia's and others' invitation urging you and U.S. organizations to take part in this historic caravan.
The Caravan -- led by victims of Mexico’s drug war who have transformed their losses into moral, courageous, and compassionate action -- will be joined by drug war victims north of the border who also seek peace and an end to the absurd and tragic consequences of drug prohibition.
Javier Sicilia, the poet whose son and a group of friends were smothered to death last year, has played a crucial role in building the movement for peace. He has engaged the media and state institutions while leading major caravans to both the north and south of Mexico—visiting and bringing light in Mexico’s most damaged cities and regions.

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