¡San Romero Vive! Documentary and conversation

Jacob Lindgren @ 2024-03-31 10:26:35 -0500
🇸🇻❤️‍🔥 ¡San Romero Vive! Join us on Sunday, April 7th, from 3:30-6pm for a commemoration and political education surrounding the life of Óscar Romero, the Salvadoran Archbishop killed during mass in 1980 by U.S.-backed death squads for being an outspoken defender of the poor, supporting popular social movements in the face of state oppression, and being a voice for the disappeared. Organized by Alma de Izote Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN).

On the 44th anniversary of his martyrdom, we’re screening Moñsenor: The Last Journey of Oscar Romero, a documentary with footage of Romero and his proximity to liberation theology, including a wide range of interviews with those whose lives were changed by him, including church activists, human rights lawyers, former guerrillas, politicians, and most importantly, everyday people.

🔊 In addition, we'll have music, Yolocamba Ita's Misa Popular Salvadoreña, Salvadoran snacks and coffee, and a post-screening discussion connecting Romero's legacy of denouncing oppression with the contemporary condition in El Salvador under Bukele of militarized repression; crackdowns on organized social movements—including the arrests of union leaders, organizers, and activists; and widespread disappearances.

All are welcome, and where necessary/possible things will be translated from English to Spanish and vice versa. Doors open at 3:30pm, with the screening beginning at 4pm.