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Hijas De Juarez

by sparc Monday, Nov. 04, 2002 at 7:41 PM
(310) 822-9560

320+ women have mysteriously disapeared from Juarez over the course of the decade to turn up later as corpses in the desert. SPARC and Venice's Beyond Baroque and Placita Olvera are bringing this horrifying reality to LA in attempt to build pressure to solve these crimes.



SPARC begins a yearlong project to bring awareness to the plight of the 320

plus women of Juarez, Mexico who have been abducted, raped, tortured and

murdered, The intention of the project is to engage and mobilize the general

public on these horrific murders and bring resolution to crimes that to this

day remain unsolved and continue.  (Just last week, the bodies of two more

young women were found.) 

Please support this cause by fowarding this e-mail to your contact lists and

by showing up to the opening exhibit.  We will have different donation boxes

for organizations in Juarez, which you can support financially.  Every penny

is needed, but most importantly, every voice is needed.  It is crucial that

people are aware of this crime against humanity, we need international

pressure to stop the genocide in Juarez, Mexico.

Ni una Mas - Not one More

HIJAS de JUAREZ

November 3, 2002 - January 18, 2003

Sunday, November 3 from 3 - 8 p.m.

Dia de los muertos: honoring the women of Juarez

3 - 4 p.m  blessing and community altar

4 - 7 p.m. memory reception w/opening remarks @ 6:00pm

7 - 8 p.m. candlelight vigil

To pay homage to the women, the first phase of this project is The Hijas de

Juarez exhibition. The exhibit brings together artists who are working with

their own interpretations of the issue and represent a beginning point for

dialogue, personal investigation and speculation for the general public to

reflect and act upon.

Artists Include: adriana alba-sánchez, yolanda amezcua, judith f. baca, raul

p. baltazar, yreina cervantez, chisco, victoria delgadillo, ofelia & elena

esparza, consuelo flores, ester hernandez, jenina, alma lopez, jose lozano,

azul luna, rigo maldonado, lourdes portillo, martha ramirez, victor rosas,

martin sorrondeguy, t. pilar, think again, daisy tonantzin, and patricia

valencia.

Thursday, December 5th from 7 - 9 p.m. @ SPARC

community discussion with artists and activists

Thursday, December 12th at 7 p.m.

dia de la virgen de Guadalupe @ placita olvera

contact sparc to participate in demonstration

Saturday, January 18th from 7 - 9 p.m.

Call to action: readings and performances

@ SPARC's neighbor beyond baroque

alicia gaspar de alba, claudia rodriguez, erika elizondo with killsonic and

monica barriga, raquel salinas, and jarocho music

Call SPARC to make reservations (310) 822-9560

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Inidignation Pablo Carrillo Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 9:55 AM
Hijas De Putas... El Gordo Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003 at 2:06 PM
Co-Curator of the Hijas de Juarez Exhibit Victoria Delgadillo Friday, Feb. 28, 2003 at 10:36 AM

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