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Latin Film Night " Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero"
||Friday, February 14 2014 @ 06:30 PM - - 09:00PM
San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 S 7th St
|| In El Salvador in the late Seventies, one man was the voice of the poor, the disenfranchised, and the Disappeared - all struggling under the corrupt Salvadoran government. Appointed Archbishop in early 1977, Monseñor Óscar Romero worked tirelessly and in constant personal peril until the day he was assassinated in March 1980.
Romero broke off ties with the military and aligned himself with the poor, delivering messages of hope in weekly sermons which became national events. Encouraging direct action against oppression, Romero's speaking impacted political events in El Salvador that still have meaning to this day.
With rare recordings and film footage from Romero's own collection and a wide range of interviews from those whose lives were changed by Archbishop Romero, including church activists, human rights lawyers, former guerrilla fighters and politicians, Monseñor: The Last Journey of Óscar Romero is a timely portrait of one individual's quest to speak truth to the rich and powerful forces which dominated his government.
6:30 PM Food & Gathering
7:00 PM Presentation by Michelle Cordova, President of SJPJC and writer for La Oferta newspaper.
*Guest Speaker* Ana Guardado, niece of Facundo Guardado, a commander of the FMLN during the civil war in El Salvador. Ana is an activist in the Bay Area and has fought for the rights of immigrants. She is a member of the central committee of LUNA (Latinos United for a New America) a grassroots non-profit organization engaging Latinos to participate in the civic process in order to bring about social change in the community.
7:15 PM Film
Suggested Donation $10 for food
Sponsored by Spanish For Activists at San Jose Peace & Justice Center
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