Just one year ago, Javier Sicilia's son and six friends were murdered by drug cartel members in Mexico. During that year, Javier Sicilia has transformed his grief into a beacon of light, exposing the devastating impacts of the drug war and has given a voice to all of its victims.
His organization, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) has grown into a nationwide peace movement in Mexico. Now, the MPJD has decided to bring their message north of the border with the aim of building an international movement to end the war for prohibition, stop southbound gun smuggling, and reverse the alarming militarization of North America.
We hope you can come out for Javier Sicilia's upcoming visit to Chicago. He will headline events in Chicago on April 16th-17th that is part of a national tour that will end in NYC in May.
April 16th - DePaul University
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Lincoln Park Art Museum, Chicago IL
The program will be in Spanish, with an English interpreter.
April 17th - University of Chicago Illinois
2:00 – 4:00pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Chicago IL
This event is free and open to the public.
April 17th - National Museum of Mexican Art
6:00 – 8:00pm
Javier Sicilia will provide a presentation at the National Museum of Mexican Art followed by a short question and answer session.
It is free to the public with limited seating capacity.
RSVP required by Friday, April 13th to: Linda Xóchitl Tortolero
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-433-3947
We hope to see you and your friends at the events. Please help spread the word about Javier's speaking engagements.
Peace and Solidarity,
Human Rights Director
P.S. The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) and Global Exchange are organizing a Peace Caravan in the US this summer. Help make it a success.