Ni una más

By Viridiana Tejeda

In Ciudad Juárez, a major Mexican city just across the bridge from El Paso, Texas, maquiladora workers, aged 14 to 23, have been brutally murdered by the hundreds since 1993, and thousands more have disappeared. Women’s their tortured bodies are found discarded in the desert and many cannot be identified. Most have been sexually assaulted, mutilated, tortured, and raped. When mothers in Ciudad Juárez are notified of their slain daughters, their cry “ni una más” (not one more!) fills the streets in yet another protest, while pink crosses fill memorial parks and are painted on telephone poles in silent protest. A small shrine in Ciudad Juárez is dedicated to the women of this city and to all victims of femicide around the world, from India to the Middle East, from Africa to Asia.

Art
Centro Cultural Ignacio
Ramírez “El Nigromante” and Lena Bartula present:
Ni una más
Intervention in honor of the International Women’s Day
Tue, Mar 8, 10am–6pm
Bellas Artes

Ni Una Más” is a protest, a memorial, and an art intervention happening March 8 in the courtyard at Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante” (Bellas Artes) in conjunction with “Hilos,” an exhibition by Lena Bartula in the Sala Principal. In honor of the International Women’s Day, visitors are invited to bring flowers, candles, and photocopies of women whose lives have been cut short by violence, any time between 10 am and 6pm.

 

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