Monday, November 5, 2012

"Juarez, War, and Constructing Peace" a talk with Mexican Peace Activist Olga Reyes Salazar (Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm)

"Juarez, War, and Constructing Peace" a talk with Mexican Peace Activist Olga Reyes Salazar (Tuesday, November 13th at 7:30pm) - Olga Reyes Salazar comes from a long-time activist family in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, in Mexico. Her sister, Josefina Reyes, was a prominent activist for human rights and demilitarization in Juárez until she was murdered January 3, 2010, after one of her sons was jailed and another murdered. In February 2011, Olga’s sister, brother, and sister-in-law were abducted, and subsequently found dead. Olga’s mother Sara issued a remarkable appeal for peace to the killers of her children, just before the family house was burned down. Since the murder of her two siblings and sister-in-law last year, which was profiled in the February 25th ed. of the New York Times, Olga has continued her work as a peace activist. Olga’s visit to Denton, Texas is part of her long-term work to change the militarized drug policy of the United States in Mexico, end cross-border gun trafficking, and to garner support in the United States for addressing the human rights crisis in Mexico. Olga offers a powerful human testimony bound to ignite a passion for peace and justice in all who have ears to hear...For more information: http://forusa.org/content/us-tour-mexican-peace-movement-leader.