Event Title

Creating Truth and Justice in El Salvador

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Description

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. Bethany will share opportunities for action and accompaniment.

About the Lecturers: Marina Ortiz, member of Salvadoran Pro-Historical Memory Commission with Bethany Loberg, translator and Share Staff

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-5-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

8-5-2013 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

El Salvador, Pro-Historical Memory Commission, Human rights

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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May 8th, 12:00 PM May 8th, 1:15 PM

Creating Truth and Justice in El Salvador

Fairhaven College Auditorium

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. Bethany will share opportunities for action and accompaniment.

About the Lecturers: Marina Ortiz, member of Salvadoran Pro-Historical Memory Commission with Bethany Loberg, translator and Share Staff