Javier Sicilia Speaking Tour

Javier Sicilia, the Mexican poet whose son was murdered just one year ago, founded Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity (MPJD) and will lead an upcoming caravan this summer, from San Diego to Washington, DC. During April and May, prior to the caravan, Sicilia will speak in cities across the US about why we need to build an international movement to end the war for prohibition, stop southbound gun smuggling, and reverse the alarming militarization of North America. Please e-mail mexico [at] globalexchange [dot] org for questions.

Speaking Tour


April 4th - San Francisco, CA
Javier Sicilia: Mexico’s National Emergency and the Role of the United States
University of San Francisco
USF Main Campus (McLaren 252) 2130 Fulton, St., San Francisco, CA 94117
Time: 5:30-7:00pm 
 
April 11th – Stockton, CA
Javier Sicilia: Mexico’s National Emergency and the Role of the United States
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211
Time: 6-7pm Janet Leigh Theater
7:30pm Public Vigil (please check back later for location TBD)
 
April 16th - Chicago, IL
DePaul University
Lincoln Park Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Time: 4-5pm
 
April 17th – Chicago, IL
When the poets are silenced - National Emergency in Mexico
Cuando las poetas callan Emergencia Nacional en Mexico 
The University of Illinois of Chicago
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S. Halsted St. (MC/051), Chicago, IL 60607
Time: 2-4pm
 
Addressing Mexico's National Emergency: A Presentation by Mexican Poet Javier Sicilia 
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago, IL 60608
Time: 6-8pm
Free to the public with limited seating capacity.  
RSVP required to: Linda Xóchitl Tortolero
 
April 25th – Los Angeles, CA
Naming the Nameless: Javier Sicilia Visits LMU
Loyola Marymount University
Lawton Plaza, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Time: 11:30am
 
April 25th - Claremont, CA
Pomona College, 170 East 6th Street, Claremont, CA 91711
Rose Hill Theater, Smith Campus Center
Time: 7:00pm
 
April 26th - Los Angeles, CA
Javier Sicilia, Poetics of Protest: Giving Voice to Mexico’s Movement for Peace
In conversation with Ruben Martinez: Q & A with public
Central Library Branch, Los Angeles Public Library
Mark Taper Auditorium 
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90071
Time: 7:00pm, 
TEL: 213-228-7000
Free and open to the public
 
April 28th – El Paso, TX
Annunciation House’s 6th Annual Voice of the Voiceless Awards
2012 Voice of the Voiceless Award Recipient: Javier Sicilia
Solidarity Dinner
St. Lucia Parish Hall, 518 Gallagher St., El Paso, TX, 79915
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
 
April 30th – Tucson, AZ
Mexico’s Future: Peace or Endless Drug War?
The University of Arizona
Harvill Room 150
1103 E. 2nd St. Tucson, AZ 85721
Time: 5-6:30pm
Free and open to the public
Campus map
 
May 4th – San Jose, CA
VivaFest 2012: Mexico’s National Emergency and the Role of the United States
San Jose State University
Morris Dailey Auditorium, One Washington Sq., San Jose, CA 95192
Time: 7:00pm
408/ 924-1000
Tickets are $10.00
 
May 7th - San Jose, CA
Mexico’s National Emergency and the Role of the United States
Mayfair Community Center
2039 Kammerer Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
Time: 5:00pm
408/ 794-1060
FREE and open to the public
More information.
 
May 10th – NYC, NY
NACLA’s 45th Benefit Gala


 

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