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 the Bay Area. He will headline events in San Francisco on April 4th and in Stockton on April 11th prior to a national tour that will bring him back to San Jose in early May.
April 4th - University of San Francisco
5:30 – 7:00 pm
McLaren 252, USF Main Campus
This event is the first of Javier Sicilia’s U.S. appearances as he works to build for a peace caravan that will cross the United States later this summer. USF and Global Exchange are hosting Sicilia during his six week stay.
The talk is free and open to the public.
April 11 - University of the Pacific
6:00 – 7:00pm
Janet Leigh Theater, Stockton CA
Javier Sicilia will speak in Stockton at the University of the Pacific's Janet Leigh Theatre.
After the talk, Sicilia will join a mini-caravan to the B and 8th Streets where we will join a brief candlelight procession to a short open air meeting at San Lino Church. For more information: Luis Magaña at 209 405-1213 LMagana@afsc.org
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.