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Day of the Dead Campaign illustration

© Maxine Young
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© Maxine Young

Day of the Dead Campaign illustration

Illustration by Maxine Young for PEN International’s Day of the Dead campaign. The Day of the Dead campaign was launched on 2 November 2011 to commemorate Mexican journalists and writers who had been killed or disappeared in the course of their work. Today the campaign focuses not only on the state of persecution in Mexico but in all countries, and calls on their governments to bring an end to impunity, violence and persecution of journalists and writers, as well as to protect freedom of expression. During the campaign PEN members, supporters and writers take part in traditional activities usually undertaken during the Dia de Muertos festival in Mexico, such as building altars decorated with the symbolic colours of purple (for pain), white (for hope) and pink (for celebration).

Day of the Dead Campaign illustration

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Ilustración para el Día de los Muertos

Ilustración de Maxine Young para la campaña de PEN Internacional del Día de los Muertos. La campaña anual del Día de los Muertos fue lanzada el 2 de noviembre de 2011 para conmemorar a escritores y periodistas mexicanos que habían sido asesinados, o habían desaparecido, ejerciendo su trabajo. Hoy la campaña va más allá de la persecución en México e incluye todos los paíes, para pedir a los gobiernos que acaben con la impunidad y condemnen la violencia y la persecución de periodistas y escritores, así como que protejan la libertad de expresión. Durante la campaña, miembros de PEN, simpatizantes y escritores, participan en actividades tradicionales de la celebración del Día de los Muertos en México, como construir altares decorados con los colores simbólicos: lila (dolor), blanco (esperanza) y rosa (celebración).

Date:

02/11/2000

Creator:

Maxine Young

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PEN International

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