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What: Protest on Saturday November 1, Day of the Dead, in front of the Mexican consulate, 910 E. San Antonio Street, in support of the families of the Juarez and Chihuahua City serial-killing victims and the scapegoats jailed for these crimes.
When: 12 noon to 1pm Mountain Time, Saturday, November 1, 2003. Actions will be in solidarity with a Ciudad Juárez-Chihuahua City demonstration that unites family members, citizens, and human-rights activists from around the state.
Why: November 1 is a day to remember the lives of the more than 100 Cd. Juárez and Chihuahua City serial-killing victims. Young women in the state have been raped and brutally murdered since 1993 and yet only one person has been convicted of one crime and innocent people are imprisoned.
International attention to these crimes is growing but with the U.S. having such close, significant ties with Mexico, it is our responsibility to apply pressure towards the resolution of these crimes and the cessation of the killings.
Show up for one hour and take action anyway you feel is appropriate (for
example: silent mourning, loud and rowdy, street theater, etc). We will
make a Day of the Dead altar(s) and leave them at the consulate.
MORE ACTIONS IN EL PASO
The Coalition Against Violence toward Women & Families at the US-Mexico Border will join with and support the Day of the Dead vigil/rally at the Juarez-El Paso border being organized by Sally Meisenheimer of the Amigos de las Mujeres de Juarez, Las Cruces (we live only 30 miles apart; there is much collaboration and overlap between our groups).
So please get details from Sally. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Texas at El Paso
A memorial event on October 30 at Leech Grove, University & Wiggens road, at noon, to mourn and remember the girls and women, to be followed with a march to the UTEP Library to view the exhibit that also mourns and remembers. From Thursday through Day of the Day, there will be drumming at the Grove, a free-speech zone of campus, to remember the victims and their families.
more details about this student organization coalition sponsoring the
FILM SHOWINGS OF "SENORITA EXTRAVIADA"
FOR WOMEN OF JUAREZ
Nov 1, 4:00 pm
OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION IN
November 2 5:00 pm