Border Network for Human Rights, RAICES Texas and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network are coming together to present: El Paso Firme. On September 7th, El Paso will converge from all across the country in Ascarate Park to confront and reject the recent acts of hate that have infected our country. The event will include a march, a call to action, and performances from Latinx artists Ana Tijoux, Cuco, La Santa Cecilia, Rebeca Lane, Los Frontera De Ciudad Juarez, Dueto Dos Rosas, DJ Trillo, and DJ Birth Defects. Puerto Rican rapper and artist Residente will also be speaking at the event.
El Paso is a community straddling cultures and embodying hope and inclusion. Last month, families in El Paso were attacked by a man who sought to make marginalized communities disappear. He may be detained but his worldview is incited, enabled, and promoted by individuals in public office.
Cuco shares, “This event to me means standing in solidarity to keep our people united and protect from the dangers of supremacy and those who pose a threat to minority communities. It’s important to fight against constant acts of hate along with the confinement of immigrants in camps and the hateful people in power.”
More than an event, El Paso Firme is a celebration of the beauty of the Latinx community and a reminder that compassion and solidarity are a universal language which knows no borders. They profit from the politics of fear and hatred but love and courage runs deeper. El Paso Firme is a reminder that in solidarity, pain can be alleviated and injustice confronted. What has been polluted by hatred and racist violence can be cleansed by song and collective action. That’s why on Sept 7th, the community will bring their hearts, voices, and art to El Paso to say #YaBasta!
Text ElPasoFirme to 51555 or visit here to RSVP.