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|SOA Watch Justice for the Jesuits Murdered in El Salvador Vigil|
|Date||Sunday November 15|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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|24th St and Mission St.|
For Details, Contact: Felix Kury: fkury [at] sfsu.edu
Justice for the Jesuits!
Candlelight Vigil To Denounce the Nov. 16, 1989 Assassination of
Ignacio Martín-Baró and Seven Others by U.S. Trained Troops in El
The people of the Mission district demand justice for the six
Jesuits and the two women who were murdered on November 16, 1989.
Twenty years have passed and no one, including those who
designed, ordered and executed that horrendous crime, has been
held accountable. The former ARENA governments have been
accomplices in this act of impunity.
Fellow Jesuit colleague, Fr. Jon Sobrino, reflected on the
murder: "It is important to know who killed them, but more
important to know why it was possible to murder them with such
impunity before, during and after the event. It is important to
investigate the murders of the past, but much more important once
and for all to stop murders happening in the future. It is
important to solve notorious murders, but more important to clear
up the mass murder of peasants who die anonymously. It is
important that justice be done to my brother Jesuits in death,
but much more important to keep them among us by putting to full
use their achievements in life."
The Salvadorean Community and volunteers of Clínica Martín-Baró
(in memory of one of the Jesuits killed) in San Francisco invite
all to attend a vigil:
Date: Sunday, November 15, 2009
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: The Intersection of Mission Street and 24th
Street, San Francisco
The Community Demands --
- Justice and accountability for the victims of violence in El
Salvador, including but not limited to an end to impunity and
that all of those responsible for violence, torture,
disappearances, and terror be held accountable for their actions.
- An end to violence against Latina/os, Native Americans, people
of color, and the poor in the Mission: meaning an end to
immigration raids, an end to the deportations of our families and
youth, and an end to the gang injunctions and the criminalization
of our youth.
- An end to U.S. support for war, torture, and terror in Latin
America and around the world.
- An end to the coup in Honduras that recognizes the right of the
Honduran people to revise their constitution and maintain the
progressive changes supported by President Zelaya.
Participating Organizations Include --
Members of the Clínica Martín-Baro collective, Mujeres Unidas y
Activistas; CISPES: Committee in Solidarity with the People of El
Salvador; Instituto Familiar de la Raza; CARECEN: Central
American Resource Center; The Center for Justice and
Accountability; FMLN-SF: Frente Farabundo Martí para la
Liberación Nacional - San Francisco; School of the Americas
Watch; Stop Impunity Project; and the SFSU Department of Raza
Clínica Martín-Baró -
Clínica Martín-Baró is a community-based, weekly, medical clinic
that has served uninsured, low-income persons in the Mission
District of San Francisco since 2007. Our goal is to promote
wellness within this community by providing free of charge direct
medical care, educational literature and student-run
presentations on health related topics relevant in the community.
We make every attempt to provide all services in our patient?s
primary language. CMB is run by a joint UCSF - SFSU
collaboration with the goal to transform our undergraduate
students into lifelong advocates for underserved communities.
-- Felix Salvador Kury
Director, Cuba Educational Project
Faculty Advisor, Clinica Martin-Baro, UCSF-SFSU
San Francisco State University
College of Ethnic Studies
1600 Holloway Avenue, PSY 111A
San Francisco, CA 94132