The University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute (TBI) will host a public presentation by Mexican anti-violence activist Javier Sicilia and his Caravan for Peace program this Sunday, Aug. 12.
Sicilia is an internationally recognized poet who lost his son to violence by organized crime groups in Mexico. After launching the “Movement for Peace and Dignity” and organizing multiple protest marches throughout Mexico, he is beginning a month-long caravan from San Diego to Washington, D.C., drawing on the assistance of local activist groups like the Border Angels to generate interest and support.
As part of Sicilia’s visit here in San Diego, the Trans-Border Institute has helped to organize two events at the University of San Diego. There will be a special mass at Founders Chapel at 3 p.m. and a public talk at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre at 4 p.m. Attendance at Sunday’s public forum is free, but guests are asked to register here.
Sicilia was featured in a series of newsmakers in Time magazine’s 2011 year-in review-issue in which the publication named “The Protester” as its person of the year. Sicilia’s story can be read here.
For more information about Sunday’s events or to learn more about the work that TBI does to educate, inform and perform research on topics concerning the U.S.-Mexico border region, please visit its USD website, “like” its page on Facebook and follow via Twitter @USDTBI
— Inside USD