Javier Silicia, renowned Mexican poet and writer, is leading the Caravan for Peace through 20 cities in the United States, including Chicago. Sicilia's son was killed by drug cartels a year ago. He is against the war on drugs, which he says has criminalized poor people of color in the U.S. 

The Peace Caravan arrived in the Second City after the end of the deadliest month of the year here. Chicago, like Mexico, is trying to find a way to curb violence that is ending the lives of young men. 

[Photos by Lucio Villa and Jonathan Gibby]