El Paso Will Grieve, Celebrate the Lives of 22 People Killed in Race-driven Massacre

EL PASO - Eleven days after a terrorist attack shattered this city, thousands of grieving residents will hold a community memorial service Wednesday evening to pay tribute to the 22 victims massacred by an alleged White Supremacist from North Texas.Many of those attending say they’ll be looking for healing and solidarity.“You can’t live in fear and you can’t live in hate,” said Benjamin Alire Saenz, the acclaimed poet and novelist whose work has long been inspired by the El Paso - Juarez region, including Everything Begins and Ends at The Kentucky Club. He planned to attend.“You move on to create a better, bigger world by doing small beautiful things,” he said. “Mexicans don’t lean on cactuses. We lean on each other and we really need each other right now.” El Paso Mayor Dee Margo invited the public to come out to the memorial that begins at 7 pm. Temperatures are expected to top 100 degrees.   Continue reading...

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