The Coup in Honduras: What It Means for Latin America and What You Can Do About It

By Andy on September 18, 2009

A School of Americas Watch report by: Lisa Sullivan

with an introduction by: Professor Luis Barrios.

Monday September 21, 7-9 p.m. 

St. Mary’s Church, 521 W. 126th St., Manhattan

(Take the 1/9 Train to 125th St.)

This will be a bi-lingual event

Lisa Sullivan is the coordinator of the SOA Watch Partnership America Latina, based in Caracas, Venezuela.  She has met with representatives of many Latin American governments, resulting in five countries withdrawing from the SOA and a fifth announcing a partial withdrawal.  Lisa will share her unique perspective, knowledge and insights on the Honduran coup and the reactionary efforts to roll back recent progressive political gains in Latin America, and how North Americans can take action to support democratic changes in the Americas.

Luis Barrios will speak about his human right work and introduce Lisa.  Luis is Professor/Chair of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College.  He is a former SOA Watch prisoner of conscience, and is associate priest at St. Mary’s Church, Harlem.


For more information, call: (201) 207-1493.

En espanol:


Una exposicion de School of Americas Watch, a ser realizada por Lisa Sullivan:


“El Golpe de Estado en Honduras: !Que significa para America Latina y que puedes hacer al respecto!”

Introduccion por: Padre Luis Barrios


Lunes 21 de septiembre 2009, 7-9 p.m.

St. Mary’s Church

521 W. 126th St., Manhattan

(Tomar el Tren 1, 9, A o D hasta 125th St.)


Lisa Sullivan dirige la Oficina para America Latina de School of the Americas Watch y su Partnership America Latina con sede en Venezuela.  Ella ha visitando a los lideres de 17 pais latinoamericaos, resultado que seis paises haya retirado su personal military de SOA.


Luis Barrios es Professor/Director del Departamento de Estudios Latinoamericanos y Latino/as en John Jay College.  El es un ex prisonero de consciencia de la SOA Watch y un padre de St. Mary’s Church, Harlem.


Para mas informacion, llama a (201) 207-1493.

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Documentary Screening and Honduras Talk at Cinema Arts Sept. 20

By admin on September 8, 2009

SOAW Latin America Coordinator Lisa Sullivan to report on Honduras after the coup

Cinema Arts Centre and SOA Watch are teaming up to screen the critically acclaimed 2008 documentary Our Disappeared (Nuestros Desaparecidos) on Sunday, September 20.

Scene from Our Disappeared

In the film, writer-director Juan Mandelbaum returns to his native Argentina to search for old friends who were among the 30,000 “disappeared” (kidnapped and killed) by the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983. Through rare archival footage and personal interviews, the film explores what happens when brutal regimes attack a country with impunity.

The film’s composer, Argentine musician Gustavo Moretto, will speak after the screening. He is currently a professor in charge of the instrumental program at LaGuardia Community College in New York City.

Moretto will be joined by Lisa Sullivan, coordinator of SOA Watch’s Latin American office, who will report on the situation in Honduras. She visited the country immediately after the coup with a delegation from SOA Watch, working with human rights activists in Tegucigalpa. Sullivan has lived in Latin America since 1977. She worked for 21 years as a Maryknoll lay missioner in Venezuela and Bolivia, and currently lives in Venezuela.

Screening of Our Disappeared (Nuestros Desaparecidos) (99 min.)
Sunday, September 20, 2009, 2:30pm
Panel Discussion and reception following film.
Tickets: $15 (includes reception)
Advance tickets available at CinemaArtsCentre.org, or Brown Paper Tickets (800-838-3006)

Part of the proceeds will be contributed to human rights organizations in Honduras.

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