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STRUGGLE FOR PEACE, JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA
AND IRAQ TO BE TOPIC OF REV. ROY BOURGEOIS' VISIT TO SLIPPERY ROCK
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Rev. Roy Bourgeois, founder of the
School of the Americas Watch, a watchdog group opposing U.S.
government actions related to Latin America, will lecture on "The
Struggle for Peace and Justice from Latin America to Iraq" when he
visits Slippery Rock University April 9 as part of his western
Pennsylvania lecture tour.
free address, open to the public, will be presented at 12:30 p.m.
in Room 205 of the University Union. The visit is sponsored by the
SRU history department.
Bourgeois, a Vietnam veteran, is an ordained Maryknoll priest who
has worked among the poor in Bolivia. After being expelled
from Bolivia, he realized the United States government was funding
special colleges like the School of the Americas which he believes
allow Third World leaders to terrorize their poor into silent
submission to poverty and to violate their human rights.
counter the schools, Father Bourgeois formed the School of the
Americas Watch, which aims to educate Americans about the school,
and others like it, and to lobby Congress to close them. The School
for the Americas was closed in 2001. Subsequently, the Western
Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, located at Ft.
Benning, Ga., was created to serve as the U.S. Army’s
principal Spanish-language training facility for Latin American
part of his western Pennsylvania tour, Rev. Bourgeois will also
lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University,
Mercyhurst College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University
of Pittsburgh-Greensburg and others.
with questions should call 724-738-2411.
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