A Mexican woman who has lost six family members in the drug wars and in fighting a Texas nuclear waste dump will visit Salem on November 7th and 8th.
Olga Reyes Salazar will speak against the militarized drug policy of the United Sates and the human costs of the drug war. Several human rights groups, including the Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation, Mano A Mano, PCUN and Salem First Congregational Church’s Peace and Justice Committee, sponsor her visit.
Wednesday, November 7th, Salazar will address the 1st Congregational Church (700 Marion Street, Salem) at 7 pm, and she’ll be at Mano A Mano (3850 Portland Road, Second Floor, Salem) at 6 pm on Thursday, November 8th.
Mark Babson, coordinator of Salazar’s visit says, “The fastest growing segment of the Willamette Valley population is Mexican. It is important that we keep track of the war going on in Mexico and how it damages people’s lives. This is an opportunity for non-Mexicans to gain awareness of the Mexican people and to understand the effects of our selling weapons so freely in our southwestern states.”
For more information, contact Babson at 503-569-7223.