SAVE THE DATE: LASC ANNUAL FUND RAISER EVENT
with speaker Father Roy Bourgeois, Founder of SOA Watch
34th Annual LASC Event
Father A. Joseph Bissonette Memorial
Father Roy Bourgeois
Founder of SOA Watch
Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Daemen College • 4380 Main Street • Wick Center
Social and refreshments at 6:30 PM Speaker at 7:30PM
$15 per person in advance • $20 at the door
Proceeds Will Benefit LASC’s Humanitarian Aid Efforts
For details download flyer here or call 716 -332 -3904
After his ordination as a Maryknoll priest in 1972 , Father Bourgeois served the poor in Bolivia. He was deported for speaking out against the dictatorship.
By the 1980s he was an activist and critic of U.S. policy in Central America, and of U.S. support of a Salvadoran regime that ignored economic injustice and horrific human rights violations. A major motivation was the rape and killing of 3 nuns and a lay activist by the Salvadoran National Guard.
In the 90s he founded School of the Americas Watch, (www.soawatch.org) an organization dedicated to closing the “School of the Assassins” where so many of the military violators of human rights and perpetrators of “death squads” in Latin America received their training from U.S. military.
He sees a line from these violations to what the U.S. is doing to Mexican migrants in the name of anti-terrorism.
His strong defense of the rights of women clergy in the Catholic Church has drawn disciplinary actions from the hierarchy.