The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity’s caravan from San Diego to Washington, D.C., will make a stop in Austin.
At least 60,000 people have died in Mexico’s drug war since 2006 and as many as 10,000 have disappeared. Families of victims from Mexico will share their stories that highlight the human costs of the war on drugs. Renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who lost his son in drug related violence in 2011, and other speakers will talk about policy changes in both countries that can reduce the violence.
Austin singer/songwriter Gina Chavez will perform at noon in front of the Capitol.
Location: South steps of Texas Capitol, 11th and Congress, Austin