Addressing Mexico's National Emergency: Mexican Poet Javier Sicilia

Date: April 17, 2012

Time: 6-8pm

Location: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608

Javier Sicilia is a Mexican poet, essaying and journalist, whose son was murdered just one year ago by drug gang members.  After this tragedy, Sicilia became an activist and founded Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD).  He will lead an upcoming Peace Caravan this summer from San Diego to Washington, DC.   With the Movement, Sicilia has organized numerous protests and caravans in a growing effort to address the dramatic escalation of violence throughout Mexico.  In 2011, he received the Global Exchange People's Choice Award in Human Rights and was one of the selected worldwide protesters profiled by Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue  - “The Protester”.

Sicilia will provide a presentation followed by a short question and answer session.

Free to the public with limited seating capacity. 

RSVP is required by Friday, April 13th to: Linda X. Tortolero or 312-433-3947.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:00pm