Spring World Issues Forum - Creating Truth and Justice for El Salvador

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM (PT)
Fairhaven College Auditorium
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Shirley Osterhaus
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Western’s Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies has announced the upcoming spring slate of presenters for its World Issues Forum, with subjects ranging from indigenous communities in the Americas (Guatemala and Colombia) to drones in Pakistan, to justice for El Salvadorans, border issues, and women.

The forums are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 8

"Creating Truth and Justice for El Salvador”

Presenters: Marina Ortiz of the Salvadoran Pro-Historical Commission, Bethany Loberg, translator and Share Staff

            Twenty years after the Peace Accords and the U.N. Truth Commission Report, Salvadorans struggle to build true peace in a society steeped in violence and impunity. While victims of human rights violations have worked tirelessly for truth and justice, accompanied by the Pro-Historical Memory Commission, the current government has been the first to acknowledge and apologize for the active role of the government in repressing, disappearing, and massacring civilians, and to take initial steps towards reparations. Marina Ortiz will share her experiences as a victim of forced disappearance and as an advocate with the Pro-Historical Memory Commission. Loberg will share opportunities for action and accompaniment.

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