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
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director, Mexico Institute
** Please note the event will be held in Spanish. Interpretation will not be provided.