Annunciation House events

*News from  Annunciation House*

10,000 of our sisters and brothers in Ciudad Juarez have been killed since

This Sunday, join us at the 2012 Voice of the Voiceless Vigil and
Projection of Names hosted by Annunciation House as we gather to give name,
face, and voice to the 10,000 killed in Cd. Juarez, their families, and
those affected by all forms of violence. We will stand in solidarity to
bear witness to the violence toward the immigrant and to the threat to the
right to be human. They will not be forgotten. *


*Annunciation House, 1003 E. San Antonio Ave.*

  • Sunday, April 22, 7:45PM:* Press conference, vigil, and projection of
    10,000 names of those killed in Cd. Juarez onto the Annunciation House
  • Every evening, Sunday, April 22 through Friday, April 27 8:00PM TO 12:00AM:
    Vigil followed by the projection of names and images onto the
    Annunciation House building
  • Continuously, Sunday, April 22 through Friday, April 27 *
  • Day and Night: Memorial Altar

*We invite you to bring flowers, mementos, and/or other symbols to place upon the altar  in memory of the 10,000 who have been killed in Ciudad Juarez and the more than 50,000 who have died throughout Mexico*
*Other upcoming events of the 2012 Voice of the Voiceless include:


  • Saturday,  April 28th, 6pm to 9pm*

Amistad Hall of Sta. Lucia Parish, 518 Gallagher St.; Dinner Tickets:  $50 2012 Voice of the Voiceless Award Recipient is Javier Sicilia, Mexican Journalist, Novelist, Poet, and Activist. Read El Paso Times article here


*Friday, April 27th, 6 PM TO 9PM, and Saturday, April 28th, 8am to 1pm:* St. Patrick Cathedral Multipurpose Center, 1111 N. Stanton St. No cost to attend; seating is limited.

*Annunciation House<…> is a
homeless shelter in downtown El Paso dedicated to accompanying the  **migrant,
homeless, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region.*

For information about any event or to purchase dinner tickets, call
915-533-4675, stop by 815 Myrtle Ave., or

More than Words: Photojournalist captures the violence in Mexico via El Nuevo Sol

Julian Cardona/ Photo by Karla Henry for El Nuevo Sol

Mexican photojournalist Julian Cardona presented his photographs illustrating the violence in Mexico and the economic turmoil its citizens face during his visit to California State University, Northridge on Tuesday, April 11.

Sharing photographs from his books including Exodus/Exodo and Juarez: The Laboratory of our Future, Cardona noted the ramifications of North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA), an agreement among the US, Mexico and Canada, and the risks migrants face when crossing the border.

“First thing I realized was that in the city there were external forces and transnational forces that were playing a role in the everyday life,” said Cardona.

As a photographer for El Diario de Juarez, he witnessed first hand the effects of foreign markets in Mexico, noting the privatization of the public enterprise and market de-regularization.

To read more, visit El Nuevo Sol

For more on the violence in Mexico, click here

“A BETTER LIFE” showing set for March 10 in Las Cruces….

This message from Alianza para Solicitantes de Asilo Político
(Political Asylum Seekers Alliance):

A showing of “A Better Life” to benefit asylum seekers journalist
Emilio Gutierrez Soto and his son Oscar will take place Saturday,
March 10 at Alma d’Arte H.S., 5-8 pm. The evening will include a
Skype interview with director Chris Weitz. We’re still in the
planning stages but I do know this will be a low cost event because we
want as many people including students to see this important film
about a Mexican immigrant to the U.S. Copies of the film will be on
sale at the event at a minimal cost.

This event is sponsored by Alianza para Solicitantes de Asilo Político
(Political Asylum Seekers Alliance), formerly known as Comite de
Amigos de Emilio.

Director Chris Weitz directed one of my favorite films starring Hugh
Grant, About a Boy. Here are links to info on the award-winning movie
A Better Life and its star, Academy Award and SAG nominee for Best
Actor Demian Bichir. [YES!!! He’s nominated and will attend the
Oscars just like George Clooney!!!]án-bichir-p132125

Oscar-nominated star of ‘A Better Life’ hopes film spurs action on immigration
Matt Sayles/The Associated Press
Demián Bichir is nominated for best actor in this year’s Oscars for
his role as a gardener in “A Better Life.”
By ALFREDO CORCHADO Mexico Bureau acorchado
Published: 24 February 2012 10:17 PM