Rememberance: Wahaca’s Day of the Dead Festival supporting freedom of speech

Wahaca, supporting the Mexican charity Periodistas de a Pie
As families across Mexico joyfully prepare for the Día de Muertos celebrations to remember their loved ones that have passed, there are other families who will be finding it hard to come to terms with their loss; Families of of journalists like Rubén Espinosa and his 4 companions, who were murdered this year after fleeing their home when being intimidated by local officials for exposing hard truths. News that have caused world-wide indignation and outrage as seen on a letter that was presented by PEN International shortly after to the Mexican President signed by over 500 intellectuals from around the world, including Margaret Atwood, Guillermo Del Toro, John Coetzee and Thomasina Miers, asking him to investigate the murders and demand an end to impunity.
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Periodistas de a Pié, a charity helping Mexican journalists in danger fighting for freedom of speech, has seen the need in recent times to expand their work, training journalists and communicators providing them with tools to carry out their work in a safe way and to protect themselves. At Wahaca, we could not think of a better cause to support at this years’ celebration. This is why we are donating 10% of all the money spent in food and drink at the festival. A donation that we hope will help the charity continue their work promoting the right of information for Mexico’s current situation to improve.

 

To read more about Periodistas de a Pié visit wahaca.co.uk/blog/periodistasapie and don’t miss the Ofrenda in rememberance to the journalists that have passed at the Day of the Dead Festival, located in the lower level.

To buy tickets to the mother of all Day of the Dead Festivals, click here.

This article is taken from the current edition of our Ola magazine.