Ann Arbor Area Community News
Magali Padilla, a highly involved and politically active third year LSA student has recently died. According to an email distributed by University administrators planning a memorial service, Magali and her mother passed away after they were involved in an automobile accident in Jalisco, Mexico.
At Michigan, Magali was popular and involved in many cultural, environmental, political and community service organizations. Magali was particularly active in efforts to increase cross-cultural communication and understanding at the University, and her involvement in a variety of progressive political causes.
Recently, she had been a leader in the organization Student Voices in Action, which successfully challenged a number of damaging and frivolous budget cuts proposed by the Division of Student Affairs, speaking on behalf of that organization and La Voz Latina at the March regents’ meeting.
Tomorrow (Sunday), Magali will be mentioned during Spanish Mass at 2:00pm at St Mary’s student parish in Ann Arbor. Afterwards at around 3:30 pm her friends will be holding an outdoor memorial service at the Geddes entrance to the Arboretum. All are invited to attend either event.
Friends and acquaintances of Magali are encouraged to leave thoughts and memories as comments on this website.
Update 8/4: The photo is taken from an entry from friend Rahul Saksena’s blog entry about her.
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