Join us as we show our solidarity with our sisters and brothers who will be at
the Vigil at the Gates of Ft. Benning the weekend of the 17-18th!
When: Sunday, November 18th, 2007
Where: PSU Smith Memorial Student Union, Multicultural Center, room 228
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The School of the Americas/WHISC is a U.S. Army base that was initially founded in 1946 at a military base in Panama and was relocated to the United States in 1984. The SOA has trained countless Central and South American troops to fight dirty wars against their own civilian populations, teaching them to torture and kill unionists, organizers, religious workers, students, and others who struggle for justice. Today, SOA graduates are deeply implicated in horrific brutalities in Colombia.
Every year, on the anniversary of the assassination of six Jesuit priests their housekeeper and her daughter who were killed by graduates of the SOA in El Salvador in 1989, thousands of people from across the Americas gather at the gates of the SOA in Ft. Benning, GA to call for the closure of the school. Please join us in Portland as we demand that the SOA/WHISC be closed!
This event is hosted by Students United for Nonviolence at PSU.
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