After an incredibly powerful Peace Summit in Mexico City, where over 300 hundred activists and community leaders from Mexico, United States, Honduras and Colombia, gathered to discuss a People’s Agenda for Peace and to strategize actions to make sure that political leaders adopt our demands for peace, justice and respect for land, we are now bringing the message of change to Washington DC.
In partnership with the Center for American Progress, Forum on the Arms Trade, Latin America Working Group, Newtown Action Alliance and the Network to Prevent Gun Violence, we will be holding a special forum on April 17, 2023, where we will be meeting with Washington DC-based organizations and groups to discuss the impacts of US guns in Mexico’s deadly armed violence.
In the afternoon of April 17th and April 18th, we will be holding conversations with White House representatives and congress members to push for policies that put a stop to US gun trafficking and exports and promote violence prevention and peace building.
For this event, we have invited survivors of gun violence from the United States and Mexico, including Maria Herrera, mother of four disappeared young men in Mexico; her struggle to find them has become a model for thousands of other parents of disappeared children across Mexico and Latin America.
The Peace Summit has sparked a binational movement that demands an end to militarization and gun proliferation and calls for binational policies that ensure peace, justice and human rights for the region. This call is increasingly important as both the US and Mexico head toward presidential elections in 2024.
If you are in the DC-area, please join us. You can RSVP here.
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