Join School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) and friends in a celebration of resistance and a strengthening of our own resolve. This year’s gathering will include special commemoration of the 6 Jesuits and two women assassinated by graduates of the SOA 30 years ago – which gave rise to the SOAW Movement.
Bridging the Past and the Present: Celebration of Resistance and Solidarity Send-off
Everyone is invited. Music, speakers, “Presente” ceremony, offering of roses. Reception follows.
In mid-November, thousands will again be at the gates of Ft Benning, Georgia to call for the closing of the School of the Americas, to stand against militarization, and to build a culture of peace. Some from the Pacific Northwest among them.
After several years at the border, this year SOAW returns to the gates of Fort Benning, for a special commemorative action – recognizing the 30th anniversary of the assassination of the six Jesuits and two women, and the beginnings of 30 years of SOAW resistance.
Connecting this history to our work today confronting militarism and the role the US plays throughout the Americas, in the borderlands, and in our immigration system. Bridging the past and the present.
We are each part of the national movement when we raise our voices locally.
Join us to recommit to your own stand for justice.
Please help spread the word and join us on November 11.
Sponsored by: SOA Watch Puget Sound, St. Pat’s Social Justice Committee, Veterans for Peace Greater Seattle #92, Washington State Religious Campaign against Torture
For more information about the gathering in at Fort Benning (Nov. 15-17) see SOA Watch 30th Anniversary Commemorative Gathering