24th Annual Mujeres de Paz Vigil

Recently, HI Mariposa staff and residents went to East Los Angeles College Performing Arts to attend the 24th Annual Mujeres de Paz Vigil presented by East Los Angeles Women’s Center.

The celebration is to honor domestic violence survivors and to remember those who have lost their lives to violence. The celebration started with a beautiful Indigenous ceremony by Danza Azteca Xochipilli followed by some testimonies of domestic violence survivors.

We all participated by lighting up a candle in remembrance of all the people who are no longer here with us. The closing ceremony was done by La Bomba Collective Afro Puertorican Drum Circle.