Tuesday, Sept. 11 Day in Congress: Members of the caravan who have lost family and friends to the drug war with meet with members of Congress and staff to describe the human cost. They will call for an end to U.S. support for the drug war and five basic points:
1) Dialogue on alternatives to drug prohibition,
2) Suspension of aid to Mexican armed forces
3) The need for greater efforts to combat money laundering and strict enforcement of the laws
4) A change in immigration policy that criminalizes migrants and militarizes the border. 5) Prohibition of the import of assault weapons
1:00 Press conference, with caravan members, Javier Sicilia, actor Gael Garcia Bernal and others
Lutheran Church, 212 East Capitol
4:30 “Women’s Voices in the Drug War”. Mothers seeking justice for murdered or disappeared children, women human rights defenders and experts will discuss gender violence in the drug war, mechanisms of protection and women’s participation in movements for peace and justice.
CIP Americas Program/JASS. JASS 2040 S St. #300
6:00 Public Event, George Washington University, Lindner Family Commons. WOLA/LAWG
Wednesday, Sept. 12
House and Senate Briefings
5:30 Peace procession.
St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW
7:30-9:00 Peace Gathering, comments by Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity and local groups.
Malcolm X Park/Meridian Hill (16thand Euclid Streets NW)