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Los Angeles prays for Ciudad Juarez victims

Procession of marchers raise awareness about the ongoing disappearances of women in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico.
Procession of marchers raise awareness about the ongoing disappearances of women in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico.
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A decade-long rash of killings in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez has led a group of Southland artists and activists to prayer.

The murders of more than 300 women in the town that borders El Paso have gone unsolved. Los Angeles writer and graphic designer Gabriela Lopez says it’s unlikely the killers will be found. "What’s going on in Juarez, it’s so, it’s been going on for so long and it’s such a darkness."

So she and several other women have organized the non-sectarian A Prayer for Juarez to help bring light to the city’s healing. "Every day at noon we put out a word for anybody from cyberspace, from their desk, from their work, wherever they are at noon to say a prayer for this endeavor.'

Through the end of the month Lopez and others will be mounting an art exhibit, film screenings, and a play at CASA 0101 arts space in Boyle Heights.