Archbishop Oscar Romero 1917-1980
NYC SOA Watch and NYC CISPES will hold a memorial on Thursday, March 27, in honor of Salvadoran Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was killed 28 years ago by graduates of the School of the Americas while he was celebrating mass. He was assassinated because he spoke out against state violence and injustice. One day before he was killed, he addressed the country’s repressive army: “I beg you, I beseech you, I order you, in the name of God, stop the repression!”
The service will be followed by a screening of the award-winning Voces Inocentes, a film about children growing up in the midst of the civil war in El Salvador.
In 1993, the United Nations Truth Commission Report on El Salvador cited the officers responsible for the worst atrocities committed during that country’s brutal 12-year civil war. Over two-thirds of those named were trained at the School of the Americas.
Above photo from Creighton University Collaborative Ministry Office
Archbishop Romero Memorial and Voces Inocentes Screening
Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 7pm
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
263 W86th St (at West End Ave), NYC
For more info, call Wendy: (917) 400-0185