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The Peace Movement in Mexico: Efforts to bring justice to the victims of violence in the country

The Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to, "The Peace Movement in Mexico: Efforts to bring justice to the victims of violence in the country." This event will be an opportunity to learn more about the Peace Movement, its work to give voice to the victims of violence in the country, and its dialogue with the Mexican government to discuss ways to end the violence in Mexico and bring justice to the victims.

Date & Time

Tuesday
Sep. 11, 2012
8:30am – 10:00am ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

In the midst of the drug-related violence that has resulted in over 50,000 deaths since 2006, Mexican civil society has begun to mobilize as an energized peace movement and thousands have marched across Mexico to demand an end to the violence, a change in security policy and justice for the victims. This August, the movement took its march to the United States. On August 12, 2012 the Peace Caravan left San Diego. We are pleased to be hosting members of the movement on September 11 at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.

The event will feature:

Javier Sicilia,  Mexican poet, writer and journalist. Founder of the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Mexico.

Two Members of the Peace Caravan, Participants in the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity in Mexico

Sergio Aguayo, Professor,El Colegio de Mexico and member of the Mexico Institute Advisory Board

Joy Olson, Executive Director, Washington Office on Latin America

Moderated by:

Eric L. Olson, Associate Director, Mexico Institute    

** Please note the event will be held in Spanish. Interpretation will not be provided.

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Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more

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