David Rovics and Jorge Renderos to Perform at NYC Event
Carlos Mauricio, founder of the Stop Impunity coalition of Salvadoran torture survivors, will visit Long Island and NYC to talk about his case bringing human rights abusers to justice–and his work to stop their U.S. military training.
On Saturday, April 29, join SOA Watch NYC, NY CISPES, Carlos Mauricio, singer-songwriter David Rovics (following his performance at the antiwar rally), and Salvadoran musician Jorge Renderos for a Pena Cultural, a Salvadoran cultural celebration, in honor of Carlos Mauricio’s two recent human rights victories:
- On January 5, 2006, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals finally held SOA-connected Salvadoran generals Jose Garcia and Juan Vides Casanova liable for torturing Mauricio when he was a university professor in El Salvador in 1983.
- On March 28, 2006, Mauricio, along with SOA Watch founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois and activist Lisa Sullivan, persuaded the governments of Argentina and Uruguay to stop sending their soldiers to train at the SOA. (They persuaded Venezuela to stop in 2004.)
Carlos Mauricio Long Island/NYC Speaking Tour:
Thursday, April 27
1 p.m.: Nassau County Community College, Bldg. F-129, Garden City
7 p.m.: Freeport Memorial Library, 132 W. Merrick Rd., Freeport (call 516-379-8522)
Saturday, April 29
4 p.m.: Interview on WBAI Radio 99.5FM
7 to 10 p.m.: Pena Cultural at the Brecht Forum, 451 West St., Manhattan (a $5 to $15 donation is requested)
Sunday, April 30
11 a.m.: Church of San Romero, 2419 Amsterdam Ave. (at 180th St.), 4th fl., Washington Heights
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646-245-9931.