Please Join With Us on What Will Be An Historic Day in Los Angeles
Saturday, January 12th ~ 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
A Vigil with Father Roy Bourgeois
To Close the School of the Americas
ABRIENDO LAS MEMORIA - HEALING THE WOUNDS
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012
Goldline Stops next to Park - Four blocks North of Union Station
Where Alameda Street meets Spring Street
Father Roy Bourgeois, Martin Sheen, Cindy Sheehan, Blase Bonpane,
Eisha Mason, Fernando Suarez del Solar, Don White, Lucia Munoz,
Dr. Jose Quiroga, Patricia Contreras, Josh Harris, Jim Lafferty,
Hector Aristizabal, Maria Guardado, Mario Avila & Frankie Flores
Cuauhtemoc Azteca Dancers, El Salvador's Hip Hop Marmota Fu,
Ross Altman, Maria Armoudian, Will B. & Dennis Davis
Join Us in Re-creating the Annual Vigil to Close the
School of the Americas, located at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Solemn Procession March ~ Return to Life Celebration ~ Music,
Puppetistas, Drum Circles & More
School of the Americas Watch Los Angeles & Program For Torture Victims
Please Watch this Fantastic New 4-Minute Video
"Twelve Days: Close the School of the Americas Down"
Sacred Heart High School, Palisadians For Peace, Catholic Worker's
CISPES, Office of the Americas, Whittier Peace & Justice Coalition,
American Friends Service Committee, ImaginAction, ADDICTED To WAR
Veterans For Peace LA, International Action Center (IAC), CODE PINK,
No More Victims,
Coalition Against Militarism In Our Schools (CAMS), Camp Casey Peace
Global Voices For Justice, World Can't Wait-Drive Out The Bush Regime,
Gold Star Families for Peace, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles,
Earthworks Films, Topanga Peace Alliance, Association of Raza Educator,
Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC)
KPFK 90.7 FM Radio
90.7 FM Los Angeles
Is The Media Sponsor
More Information Call
Frank Dorrel: 310-838-8131 or Hector Aristizabal: 626-221-7710
School of the Americas Watch
About SOA Watch
SOA Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the US Army
School the Americas, under whatever name it is called, through vigils &
fasts, demonstrations & nonviolent protest, as well as media and
On November 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests, their co-worker and her
teenage daughter were massacred in El Salvador.
A U.S. Congressional Task Force reported that those responsible were
trained at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) at Ft. Benning,
In 1990 SOA Watch began in a tiny apartment outside the main gate of Ft.
Benning. While starting with a small group, SOA Watch quickly drew upon
the knowledge and experience of many in the U.S. who had worked with the
people of Latin America in the 1970's and 80's.
Today, the SOA Watch movement is a large, diverse, grassroots movement
rooted in solidarity with the people of Latin America. The goal of SOA
Watch is to close the SOA and to change U.S. foreign policy in Latin
America by educating the public, lobbying Congress and participating in
creative, nonviolent resistance. The Pentagon has responded to the
growing movement and Congress' near closure of the SOA with a PR
campaign to give the SOA a new image. In an attempt to disassociate the
school with its horrific past, the SOA was renamed the Western
Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation in January 2001.
SOA Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement that works to stand in
solidarity with the people of Latin America, to close the SOA/WHINSEC
and to change oppressive U.S. foreign policy that the SOA represents. We
are grateful to our sisters & brothers throughout Latin America for
their inspiration & the invitation to join them in their struggle for
economic and social justice.
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