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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Percentage Fundraiser & Informational Meeting in Lansing August 18

Pablo’s Panaderia
311 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 372-0887
Be sure to mention Michigan Peace Team in Juarez when stopping by for breakfast, lunch, or (and?) dinner this Wednesday, August 18 at this great Old Town Lansing Mexican restaurant. Pablo will donate 20% of your bill to support our first peace team to reside in Juarez this fall.

At 7:00 p.m., be sure to walk around the corner to Red Cedar Friends Meeting House at 1400 Turner for a free viewing of Border Town, starring Jennifer Lopez & Antonio Banderas. (See synopsis & trailer below)

Guest speakers include members of the 2009 exploratory team and Sandra & Nina from the upcoming fall team. Fair trade items from Guatemala will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the fall Juarez team.

Synopsis: Since 1993, almost 400 women have been murdered in Juarez, Mexico, a factory town that is home to people who toil away at "maquiladoras" (border factories) making
cheap consumer goods for the US market. Bordertown tells the story of Lauren Fredricks (Jennifer Lopez), an ambitious newspaper reporter, who has been sent to Juarez by her editor (Martin Sheen) to investigate what has happened to these hundreds of women and how the local police and authorities have been covering up the brutal rapes and murders. Lauren looks up her former colleague (and lover) Alfonso Diaz (Antonio Banderas), who now runs the local paper, and they soon uncover one of the hottest stories of the year when they come across the only known survivor of one of these mysterious attacks. The victim is reluctant to speak, but Lauren convinces her to break the silence; yet the real danger is not the murder, but the larger forces who don’t want the story told. http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4183760/bordertown_movie_trailer/


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