Rally and Vigil for Jose Figueroa
Time: Jan. 16 at 12 p.m.
Place: Vancouver Art Gallery (on the plaza facing Georgia Street)
January 16th marks the 3rd anniversary of the #WeAreJose campaign, which aims to reverse the unjust deportation order that would separate Jose Figueroa from his family.
Jan. 16 also marks the 22nd anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the civil war in El Salvador. This peace agreement wouldn't have been possible without the courage of Jose and many others who spoke up in the face of injustice and oppression.
In addition to the rally at noon, there will be a vigil at St. Mary's in Kerrisdale (2490 Larch St) at 5 p.m.
For more background about Jose Figueroa, check out this recent news article: http://www.langleytimes.com/news/237186221.html