Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Nov. 1st: Austin Latino Elected Officials and Community Leaders Announce Local "Marcha de los Niños" to honor Uvalde Victims

 

In Honor of Uvalde Victims and other Mass Shootings this Día de los Muertos

Across Texas cities, towns, colonias, and homes, Texans will gather to honor lost loved ones this Día de los Muertos. This year, we will pay homage to our children lost to gun violence in Uvalde, TX and all mass shootings in our state. As part of this remembrance, on Tuesday, November 1st- Día de los Muertos- there will be a "Marcha de los Niños", March of the Children, in Austin as part of a coordinated statewide vigil. In honor of the 21 lives lost at Robb Elementary, we demand a minimum age requirement of 21 for all assault-style rifle purchases. Veintiuno por Veintiuno.
 
WHO: Uvalde families, Austin Latino elected officials, including City Council Member Vanessa Fuentes, and community leaders
 
WHAT: A March followed by a vigil that will culminate with the presentation of a traditional “Ofrenda”
 
WHERE: South Steps of the Texas State Capitol WHEN: November 1st, at 5:30pm
 
WHY: Día de los Muertos is a sacred tradition in Mexican and Latino culture to honor and celebrate lost loved ones. Nov. 1 is also commonly referred to as the Día de los Angelitos, or Day of Angels- a memorial for children who have passed. This year, Latinos across Texas will be remembering not only the Uvalde victims, but victims of all the mass shootings in Texas, by honoring them and demanding accountability.
 
We will protect our children and demand our current government leadership take action and enact a minimum age requirement of 21 for all assault- style rifle purchases.
 
For additional information, visit our Facebook event page: bit.ly/MarchaDeLosNinosAustin

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