Events at Le Moyne to commemorate anniversary of murders of Jesuit martyrs in El Salvador

   Le Moyne College in Syracuse will hold several campus events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter at the University of Central America, a Jesuit university in San Salvador.

   Among the events scheduled during November are the following:

   • “Education as Subversion: The Inspiration of Martyred Jesuit Educators,” a lecture by Dr. Bruce Erickson, associate professor of history on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Reilley Room.

   • “Internship of a Lifetime: Rights-Based Approach to Development in El Salvador,” on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m in the Reilley Room. Integral Honors students Korleen Brady ’14 and Kailey McDonald ’15, the first interns in the new Snow–Le Moyne Honors Global Internship program, will share their life-changing experiences last summer interning with Fundación Cristosal, the faith-based human rights organization in El Salvador whose foundation headquarters are in Syracuse. Sponsored by the Integral Honors Program, supported by Le Moyne College, and generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation, the Snow-Le Moyne Honors Global internships allowed the interns to work for five weeks with Cristosal Foundation staff assisting Salvadorans using the rights-based approach to community development and education.

   • A Mass Remembering Heroes and Martyrs, on Sunday, Nov. 16 at
7 p.m. in the Panasci Family Chapel. The Mass in honor of the Jesuit martyrs and their companions will include a special remembrance for the late Charles Bierne, SJ, former president of Le Moyne College, who had a special connection to Universidad Centroamericana. Immediately following the Mass, a vigil will be held outside Grewen Hall.

   • “The Witness” by Ernest Ferlita, SJ, on Monday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. This play is a dramatization of real events that occurred during the Salvadoran civil war, centering on the murders. A Q&A will follow.

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