On Sunday, November 6, 2022, the InterReligious Task Force on Central America & Colombia (IRTF) will hold a special online gathering, co-sponsored by NEO Sierra Club, to mark the 42nd anniversary of the ultimate sacrifice made by two Cleveland women in El Salvador (Jean Donovan and Ursuline Sister Dorothy Kazel), along with Maryknoll Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clarke. The four women paid with their lives for their decision to stay in solidarity with poor, marginalized victims of the US-sponsored armed violence, which eventually claimed the lives of 75,000 Salvadorans and the led to the mass exodus of 1 million refugees.
The November 6 event will focus on current developments in El Salvador and feature guest speakers, including a human rights lawyer and representatives from different El Salvadoran communities. This is an opportunity to learn not only about El Salvador but also about the social justice movement in Cleveland and how it relates to environmental issues.
For more information about the event and to order tickets, please go to http://commemoration2022.eventbrite.com.