Art for Social Change
May 14, 2010 —
Get involved and make your voice heard! Ni Una Mas will kick off with ARTMARCH on Saturday, May 15th at 2 PM at the Drexel Armory (25 N. 33rd St.). ARTMARCH will have hundreds of participants, including 700 young women dressed in pink T-shirts, the color of memorial crosses in Juarez, marching through the streets of University City. The march features speakers Diana Valdez Washington, the Pulitizer Prize winning author of The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women; Maricela Ortiz, founder of Mothers of Juarez, a community group dedicated to helping families cope with the pain and loss resulting from these crimes; Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International; and famed forensic sculptor and topic of the book The Girl with the Crooked Nose, Philadelphia's Frank Bender. In the first three months of 2010, 34 women have disappeared in Juarez according to a recent report by the state attorney general’s office for the northern zone of Juarez. Ni Una Mas has garnered major press attention including an article on the front page of the Magazine section of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Click here to read the story.
Organized by Drexel University and Amnesty International, ARTMARCH will provide a forum for our community to speak out against the heinous crimes happening along the United States/Mexico border. Although these crimes have been occurring for over a decade, Mexican authorities have brought no one to justice. In addition to ARTMARCH, we will be presenting numerous events during the two-month Ni Una Mas exhibition including film screenings, lectures and concerts. If you want to register for ARTMARCH, please click here.
With Ni Una Mas: Not One More opening at the new Leonard Pearlstein Gallery this Saturday, there are numerous events going on to support the exhibit. Diana Washington Valdez, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of The Killing Fields: Harvest of Women, will lead a discussion on Friday, May 14th at 4 PM in Stein Auditorium. Valdez will also be at the Hagerty Library on Friday at 2 PM for a book signing. For more information on Ni Una Mas events, please click here.