Mother Seeks Funding to Restore Mural of Memory
|Foto Omar Morales, Diario de Juárez|
Jessica Ivonne Padilla Cuéllar left her home in Juárez on July 17, 2011, and never returned. Three years ago eight people in the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz neighborhood (a poor neighborhood near on the West side of town near the mountains) painted a mural with her face and the faces of 14 other disappeared women, on the back wall of the San Vicente de Paul Church on Fco. Pimentel and Tlalpan. Now Jessica's mother would like, beginning on March 8, International Women's Day, to repair the wall and repaint it.
Her mother said, "The mural makes visible their faces, and asks the authorities not to forget there are many women whose fate is unknown, and asks society to join in this cause."
Olga Lizeth Olivas, a photographer who has participated in the "Wings and Roots" (Alas y Raices) program for young people, has agreed to coordinate the project.
Note: I was unable to send an email to Veronica Dominguez, asking her for further information about who to contact for a contribution. The email address she placed in the article was rejected.