Javier Sicilia
In conversation with Rubén Martínez
April 26, 2012

Javier Sicilia, Mexican poet-turned-activist and leader of Mexico’s Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, is turning personal horror into hope for himself and his country. After the death of his son at the hands of drug traffickers, Sicilia swapped his pen for protest, pushing to stop the bloodshed. Leading the fight with a radiant intellect and deep faith, this TIME Magazine’s Protester of the Year speaks on the power of words as an instrument for peace, recognizing that responsibility lies on both sides of the border.

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