On September 11 and 12, in celebration of the work and legacy of Professor Ada-Maria Isasi-Diaz, Father Roy Bourgeois delivered a series of lectures on topics that were at the center of Dr. Isasi-Diaz’s concerns, research, writing, and teaching–“The Contemporary Struggle for Women’s Ordination in the Roman Catholic Church,” “Marielitos: Cuban Exiles in U.S. Prisons,” and “The School of the Americas: A U.S. Training Camp for Latin American Dictators and Torturers.” Audiences were deeply moved by the power of his prophetic voice and the witness of his fight for justice.
Fr. Roy Bourgeois, a Maryknoll priest who hails from Louisiana, has been working for decades in solidarity with the victims of human rights violations in and from Latin America, among others. He is particularly known for his work as founder of the School of Americas Watch. This organization researches and informs the public about the US Army School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, which trains hundreds of Latin American soldiers in combat skills each year.
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