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SOA Watch Justice for the Jesuits Murdered in El Salvador Vigil

Sunday, November 15, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Location Details:
24th St and Mission St.

For Details, Contact: Felix Kury: fkury [at]

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
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