Opening Session FRI. 9/25 6 to 9 PM, Kimmel Center Room 914, 60 Washington Square South, NYU (welcoming, opening spiritual ceremony officiated by Rafael Jesús González and Gerardo Marín, music by Warren Smith and his ensemble, poetry by keynote speaker Martín Espada, silent auction, solidarity messages) (hosts: Prof. Greg Grandin, History Dept. and Marcial Godoy-Antivia , Hemispheric Center for Performance and Politics, both NYU, plus National Lawyers´ Guild including sponsorship of the NY chapter of the NLG) Semillas Dance Collective videoclip will premiere at Fri night opening event, and the Ayotzinapa film will be screened Sunday at Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
Tribunal SAT. 9/26 9 to 5 PM, Tribunal Hearings, Meeting Room 475, Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, NYU 5 PM, Rally at Washington Square Park followed by March from NYU, to site of evening cultural event at Migrant Center, 135 W. 31st Street at St. Francis of Assisi church (hosted by Father Julian Jagudilla) Jurors will go directly at 5 PM to space set aside for jury deliberations also located at the Migrant Center, deliberations from 5:30 to 8:30 PM, focused on input for drafting of initial jury verdict to be presented the next day at the Closing Festival. Cultural event at Migrant Center, 7 to 9 PM (food provided by Asamblea Popular de Familias Migrantes, APOFAM) Closing Festival SUN. 9/27 9 to 5 PM: Festival of Mexican Indigenous Cultures in New York: New York/TLAN; in celebration of Mexican indigenous cultures in NY, sponsored by Asamblea Popular de Familias Migrantes (APOFAM), at: Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Ave. bet. 105th and 106th streets; public presentation of initial jury verdict at 12 noon as part of the festival.
Special Guests: Martín Espada (award-winning poet and essayist, Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry 2007)
Heart of Hunger Smuggled in boxcars through fields of dark morning, tied to bundles at railroad crossings, the brown grain of faces dissolved in bus station dim, immigrants: mexicano, dominicano, guatemalteco, puertorriqueño, orphans and travelers, refused permission to use gas station toilets, beaten for a beer in unseen towns with white porches, or evaporated without a tombstone in the peaceful grass, a centipede of hands moving, hands clutching infants that grieve, fingers to the crucifix, hands that labor
Home Website Poetry Foundation Poets.org Poetry Daily Father Alejandro Solalinde Guerrra (director, “Hermanos en el Camino” migrant shelter in Ixtepec, Oaxaca; awarded Mexico´s Premio Nacional de Derechos Humanos, 2012), Coordinator of the Pastoral of Human Mobility, South Pacific Region of the Mexican Episcopate.
Representatives of the Parents and Students of Ayotzinapa
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