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 as he returns to the Bay Area. He will headline two events in San Jose on May 4th & 7th that is part of a national tour that will end in NYC in May.
May 4th - VivaFest 2012
San Jose State University
Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose CA
Tickets are $10
May 7th - VivaFest 2012
Mayfair Community Center
San Jose, CA
Free and open to the public
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.