SEEKING TRUTH WITH JUSTICE: Remembering the Martyrs of El Salvador and one of their Legacies, The Martín Baró Initiative for Wellbeing and Human Rights
This is a past event.
Screening selected excerpts from the 2021 film, Llegaron de Noche/What Lucía Saw.
- Francisco de Roux Rengifo, SJ, President, Truth Commission in Colombia
- Ernesto Valiente, Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
- M. Brinton Lykes, Boston College Center for Human Rights & International Justice & the Ignacio Martín-Baró Initiative for Wellbeing & Human Rights, Grassroots International
About the film:
During a night of 1989, in the middle of the Salvadoran civil war, six Jesuit priests were murdered at the UCA University. The news has an immediate international repercussion since their contribution was key in the foreseeable peace agreement after a decade of bloody war. Who killed them? The government immediately blamed the guerrillas but an eyewitness debunked the official version. Her name is Lucía and she works as a cleaning employee at the UCA. She has seen who were the real killers: the army. Now she will have to choose between testifying for the truth or protecting her family.
Co-sponsored by: The Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Grassroots International, and the BC Organization for Latin American Affairs.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 7:00pm
Fulton Hall, 230
Fulton Hall, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA