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October 26 2019, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Day of the Dead at Wychwood Barns in Toronto (Christie, south of St Clair) is a huge Mexican community festival that attracts thousands of people each year.
For the fourth year in a row, Amnesty International has been invited by the artists collective that organizes the festival to have a table in a prominent space in order to make visible our work on behalf of the disappeared in Mexico.
We will decorate that space with hundreds of colourful paper Monarch butterflies, a symbol of the connection between Canada and Mexico and also now a symbol of our solidarity with the families of the disappeared, who are courageously pressing for action to stop a continuing epidemic of more than 40,000 disappearances.
We need ambassadors for this work to set up the butterflies and be at the table between 2 and 9pm on Saturday October 26th. We can guarantee that once your shift is over, you will totally enjoy the rest of this incredibly vibrant festival of music, food and Mexican culture.
Please also know that organizations of families of the disappeared have told us that our action in Canada is incredibly important to them. Together we can and must stop the disappearances that are tearing thousands upon thousands of families apart and spreading terror throughout Mexico.
If you can help for an hour, or two, or the whole event please contact Karen Castillo firstname.lastname@example.org