Thanks to folks on the border for sending in this press release.
Poet and journalist Javier Sicilia joins 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, which departs from Cuernavaca, Morelos June 4, 2011 and will make its way north, arriving in Ciudad Juárez on June 10, 2011.
Several civic and religious organizations are collaborating to welcome Javier Sicilia under the movement Justice Without Borders. We encourage both El Paso and Ciudad Juárez residents to join the peaceful march on June 10 in Ciudad Juárez. Journalists, educators, artists and other residents of New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Washington, D. C. will also march in both Ciudad Juárez and El Paso to support the covenant for peace. We are inviting the entire borderland community to join us in El Paso on June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in San Jacinto Plaza, where Javier Sicilia and other speakers will address this all-important issue that is affecting communities on both sides of the border.
It is urgent to show our support for the victims of violence in Ciudad Juárez. Justice Without Borders is asking for the investigation of each crime; for protection for the victims of the War Against Drugs; and an end to the Mérida Plan.
There will be educational booths and activities for the entire family in addition to music, poetry, and art. This event promoting justice and peace will end at 1 p.m.