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Commemeration of the 1975 El Salvador student massacre
Date Sunday July 30
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Redstone Labor Temple at 2940 16th Street (between Mission and South Van Ness)
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorKarl Kramer
EmailBayArea [at] cispes.org
Phone415-503-0789
Commemoration of Student Massacre of 1975

On July 30, 1975, students from the National Autonomous University of El Salvador were marching to protest repression by the military, which had taken over the campus in Santa Ana on July 25. General Arturo Armando Molina ordered the Salvadoran National Guard to suppress the protest with machine guns and tanks. The estimates of university and high school students killed range from 12 to more than 100 and wounded from 23 to more than 100. The exact number is not known because the military loaded up bodies, and live students, in its vehicles and disappeared them. This was one of four massacres in just over a year of escalating repression. Mothers of the victims started joining together to search for their children—some of whom were jailed and interrogated. Encouraged and supported by Archbishop Oscar Romero, The Committee of Mothers and Family Members of Political Prisoners, the Disappeared and Assassinated (CO-MADRES) quickly made a name for itself as a vocal activist group—staging sit-ins and marches, occupying embassies and churches, and documenting human rights violations.

Join us for a panel discussion on how the events of 1975 mobilized resistance
Ricardo Calderon, professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of El Salvador in 1975
Ana Fisher, student at the University of El Salvador in 1975
Cecilia Guidos, founding member of the Cultural Documentation and Investigation Center of El Salvador (CODICES)
Romeo Gilberto Osorio, one of the founders in 1975 of El Comité de Salvadoreños Progresistas which published “El Pulgarcito” in San Francisco


Sun., July 30
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Redstone Labor Temple
2940 – 16th Street
(between Mission and South Van Ness Ave., half-block from 16th St. BART)

raffle prizes – music and poetry - food
everyone welcome

$5 donation – no one turned away for lack of funds
benefit to send a group of Bay Area delegates to the 16th National CISPES Convention

sponsored by the Bay Area chapter of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)

Conmemoración para el massacre de los estudiantes en 1975
El 30 de Julio, 1975, estudiantes de la Universidad National Autonomous de El Salvador estaban marchando para protestar la represión militar que había tomado cargo de el campus en Santa Ana el 25 de julio. General Arturo Armando Molina ordenó que la Guardia Nacional de El Salvador repriman las protestas con pistolas y tanques militares. Es estimado que murieron desde 12 a 100 y hirieron desde 23 a 100. El número exacto no es conocido porque el militar tomó los cuerpos de los estudiantes y unos estudiantes vivos en sus vehículos y los despariso. Este massacre solo es uno de los cuatro que ocurrió en casi más de un año. Las madres de las víctimas se juntaron para buscar sus hijos—unos fueron detenidos e interrogados. Alentadas y ayudadas por el Arzobispo Oscar Romero, las madres que se juntaron y los miembros de familia de prisioneros políticos, y los Desaparecidos y Asesinados (CO-MADRES) fueron reconocidos como un grupo de activistas muy vocal—organizando marchas, ocupando embajadas y iglesias, y documentando las violaciones de los derechos humanos.

Por favor nos acompañan para una discusión sobre cómo los eventos de 1975 mobilizo la resistencia.
Ricardo Calderon, profesor de la Universidad de El Salvador Departamento de Periodismo en 1975
Ana Fisher, estudiante de la Universidad de El Salvador en 1975
Cecilia Guidos, miembro fundador del Centro de Documentación e Investigación Cultural de El Salvador (CODICES)
Romeo Gilberto Osorio, es uno de los fundadores en 1975 de El Comité de Salvadoreños Progresistas que publicaron “El Pulgarcito” en San Francisco.

Domingo, 30 Julio
2 p.m. a 4 p.m.
Redstone Labor Temple
2940 – 16th Street
(entre Mission y South Van Ness Ave., medio bloque de 16th St. BART)


Premios de rifa – musica y poesía - comida

Todos estan bienvenidos


$5 donacion – Nadie se volteó por falta de dinero

beneficio para enviar un grupo

de delegados de la Area de Bahia a el 16th National CISPES Convention
Added to the calendar on Saturday Jul 22nd, 2017 12:05 PM