Procession for the Innocents

Procession for the Innocents

Procession for the Innocents

in Remembrance of


Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 2pm
Union Square Park
Union Square East at 14th Street, New York, NY

On November 1, 2014 children and innocents who have died in the past year will be remembered in a "Procession for the Innocents." The Procession starts at 2PM in Union Square and will walk to the churchyard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery.

This is an opportunity for organizations, groups and individuals from throughout New York City to join together as we keep public conversations alive regarding deaths of children and innocent people in the past year. In this Procession we will remember Michael Brown; Eric Garner; victims found in mass graves in Iguala, Guerrero; the recent massacre in Tlatlaya, Mexico and others who have died due to police brutality. We also have an opportunity to draw further attention to children who have died in Gaza, Israel, Syria and on the US-Mexico border.

The procession of the Innocents is part of our annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) celebration and commemoration in New York City.

This event is a collaboration between New York organizations - hosted by Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders in partnership with Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, the Arab American Association of New York and the Interfaith Center of New York. New organizational partners are welcome.

Creativity, artwork and multiple voices are welcome in this event!

For questions or to sign on as a partnering organization, group or individual contact: Maggie Jarry at Turn on JavaScript!g

About Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead has been one of Mexico’s most important festivals since Pre-Hispanic times.  It is a time for families to gather and welcome the souls of the dead on their annual visit home.  Cempasúchil (marigold) flowers, burning copal incense, fresh pan de muertos bread, candles, sugar skulls, photographs and mementos of the departed adorn special altars.  In Mexico, Day of the Dead is celebrated over an entire week with the preparation of altars, foods, dance, music and special offerings for people who have died.  Mano a Mano recreates the magical space of a village churchyard during the celebration and has organized a series of events including altar building, workshops, dance, poetry and music.

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