[act-ma] Nov 21: 30th Anniversary Commemoration of the Martyrs of El Salvador

Cole Harrison cole at masspeaceaction.org
Thu Nov 14 08:32:32 PST 2019

30th Anniversary Commemoration of the Martyrs of El Salvador
Thursday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ Boston College, Gasson Hall 100
[image: Martyrs of El Salvador]

Special event to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the murders of six
Jesuits and their two companions who stood in solidarity with the poor of
El Salvador duing the country’s brutal civil war.  The killings, which took
the life of Jesuit Ignacio Martín-Baró, were the occasion for
establishment of the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human
Rights <http://martinbarofund.org/>, a partner project of the CHRIJ.


   - US Representative *James McGovern*, representing Massachusetts’ 2nd
   congressional district
   - *Walberto Tejeda*, Fundación Centro Bartolomé de Las Casas (CBC), San
   Salvador, El Salvador, MBF Grantee
   - *Chung-Wha Hong*, Executive Director, Grassroots International
   - *Brinton Lykes*, Co-Director, BC Center for Human Rights &
   International Justice; Professor of Community Cultural Psychology, BC Lynch
   School; & Martín-Baró Fund co-founder

And a greeting from Spain from *Carlos Martín-Baró*, brother of slain
Jesuit, Ignacio Martín-Baró

A reception will follow the lecture. RSVP at tinyurl.com/SalvadorRSVP or at
the Register button at the right of the event listing.

Event co-sponsored by the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health &
Human Rights <http://martinbarofund.org/>, Grassroots International and the
Channing and Popai Liem Education Foundation


About the speakers:

Rep. *James McGovern* has been a longtime human rights defender in his
political career. He was part of Capitol Hill staff of fomer US
Representative Joe Moakley of Massachusetts. He was appointed by Moakley in
1990 to lead a House task force investigating the 1989 murder of six Jesuit
priests and two women in El Salvador by the Salvadoran Army. He later
advocated cutting off U.S. funding for the U.S. Army School of the
Americas, where several of the military perpetrators of the murders had
been trained.

*Chung-Wha Hong* is the Executive Director of Grassroots International. As
a global justice advocacy and grantmaking organization, Grassroots
International connects progressive donors in the US, to high-impact social
movements in the Global South.

For over 25 years, Chung-Wha has worked on a range of social justice issues
locally and internationally, through organizing, policy advocacy, coalition
building and philanthropy.

*M. Brinton Lykes*, PhD, is Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology and
Associate Director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice
at Boston College. Her work with survivors of war and state-sponsored
violence draws on cultural resources, the creative arts and participatory
action research methodologies to analyze the causes and document the
effects of violence, working with local protagonists to develop programs
that aspire to rethread social relations and transform social inequalities
underlying structural injustices.  She is co-author of the recent book, *Beyond
repair? Mayan women’s protagonism in the aftermath of genocidal harm* (Rutgers
Press, 2019). In addition to co-founding the Martín-Baró Fund, she serves
as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Transitional Justice and
is an active board member of Grassroots International, IMPUNITY WATCH,
Women’s Rights International, and other organizations.
DetailsDate:November 21Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Tags:el salvador <http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/el-salvador/>, panel
<http://masspeaceaction.org/tag/panel/>, Reception
OrganizerBoston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice
Phone:617-552-1968Email:humanrights at bc.eduWebsite:

*"Not one step back"*

Cole Harrison
Executive Director
Massachusetts Peace Action - the Commonwealth's largest grassroots peace
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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