Human Rights Legacies of the Martyrs of El Salvador
This program commemorates the 20th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits by soldiers in El Salvador. In the aftermath of that event, the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund was created in memory of one of the Jesuits to make grants to educate and improve social conditions in communities affected by the “consequences of violence and injustice.” A film about the work of the Fund is screened, followed by three speakers: J. Donald Monan, S.J., chancellor of Boston College; Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., a research professor and former rector of the University of Central America; and Elizabeth Lira, an author, psychologist, and human rights advocate.
Date: November 4, 2009
Location: Gasson 100