Niños de la Memoria / Children of Memory : Film & Lecture, Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Discussion led by Professor Carlos Mauricio from El Salvador
Film Director/Producer Maria Teresa Rodriguez & Producer Kathryn Smith Pyle 
In Spanish and English, with subtitles
Niños de la Memoria photo1

This award winning documentary tells the story of the search for children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992).  Many were survivors of massacres carried out by U.S.-trained soldiers of the Salvadoran army.  Most were “sold” by these soldiers to American and European couples who were told that the children were orphans.  This documentary weaves together the journey of three of these children’s search for their families, their identity, and for justice in El Salvador.

Carlos Mauricio was a professor at the University of El Salvador when he was detained in June 1983 and tortured for nearly two weeks at National Police Headquarters.  He managed to escape and fled to the U.S.   He is currently Executive Director of the Stop Impunity Project which raises awareness of human rights abuses.

“How can a post-war society right the wrongs of the past?” 

Professor Mauricio will also answer, in English or Spanish, questions of Salvadoran immigrants who, for the very first time, have the right to vote in the 2014 national elections in El Salvador, and on how to obtain a Salvadoran ID and how to cast their ballot.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Peace Resource Center (a project of the Monterey Peace and Justice Center)
1364 Fremont Blvd (bet. Hamilton & Sonoma), Seaside
More information: 659-5116 or 899-7322
Admission is free – Gratis, (donations appreciated)

 
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