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Pope's US Visit: Father Junipero Serra was no "Saint" - come hear Elias Castillo

Date:
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Location Details:
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Pope's US Visit:
Father Junipero Serra was no "Saint" - come hear Elias Castillo, author of Cross of Thorns:The Enslavement of California's Indians by the Spanish Missions

$5 and up, benefit for Revolution Books

On September 23rd, Pope Francis will hold a mass in Washington DC to canonize Father Junipero Serra, the founder of the California Mission system. The Bay Area is dotted with statues and streets named after Serra. And every year thousands of tourists visit the Missions which are preserved and enshrined as idyllic places where Franciscan friars and Indians lived in an environment of mutual respect. But this is a myth and the opposite is true. Revolution Books will host an event with Elias Castillo, author of the book Cross of Thorns, which documents the damning reality - that Serra, the founder of nine Missions in California was no "saint" and that the Missions were genocidal -- places where Native people were lured and then incarcerated, forced to work, beaten, tortured and where over 60,000 died.

What does it say about the Pope, the Catholic Church and this whole system that it would make a saint of someone responsible for crimes against humanity and genocide?

"A Cross of Thorns" pulls back the veil of lies, deceit, and cover-ups that has been perpetuated for nearly two hundred years. --Valentin Lopez, chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of the Costanoan/Ohlone Indians
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