Danielle Villasana | Photojournalist

Caravana por la Paz

Yesterday I went to a very compelling event held by the Caravan for Peace. A human rights group that began in Mexico, Caravan for Peace travels across Mexico and the US spreading awareness about people who have disappeared or been killed due to the ongoing conflict caused by the drug war on both sides of the border.

The caravan stopped in Brownsville where I heard family members talk about their missing wives, husbands, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters. Some stories were very gruesome. At the end, they walked to the wall separating the US from Mexico and cried out the names of their loved ones. They are traveling all over the US, from south to east to west. Their next stop is San Antonio, Austin and Houston.

What I walked with is the feeling that change really does begin with people standing up against injustice. Please visit their website for more information on how you can help: www.globalexchange.org or www.movimientoporlapaz.mx

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This entry was published on August 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm. It’s filed under Human rights, Photography, Photojournalism, Politics and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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