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Portland SOA Watchers

a Peace and Justice Works affinity group, is the educational wing of Portland SOA Watch which continues to seek the closure of the School of the Americas (now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation).

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Monday, Sept. 15, 2008: Grassroots Organizing for Peace and Justice in the Americas
An evening with Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Internationally recognized human rights activist
Close the School of the Americas!
7:00 PM
Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 N.E. 14 Street (15th & Knott)

Download a .pdf flyer

A Vietnam veteran and Catholic priest, Fr. Roy Bourgeois is on of the founders of the movement to close the School of the Americas (SOA). The SOA/WHINSEC is a U.S. Army training facility for Latin American military officers. Graduates of the SOA have been responsible for every major human rights abuse in Latin America over the past several decades. Father Roy will be speaking in Portland on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 PM at the Augustana Lutheran Church, 2710 NE 14th, focusing on "Grassroots Organizing for Peace and Justice in the Americas."

Fr. Roy will share about the School of the Americas Watch's Latin America Project. In the past few years, SOA Watch has succeeded in persuading the governments of Venezuela, Argentina and Uruguay to stop sending their troops to the SOA for training.

For more information, go to or contact Witness for Peace NW at 503.287.7847 or

Event Co-sponsors:

School of the Americas Watch Oregon
Witness for Peace Northwest
American Friends Service Committee
PDX Peace Coalition
Ainsworth UCC Justice Commission
Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
Peace and Justice Works
Latin America Solidarity Committee
Willamette University Office of the Chaplain

Father Roy will also appear elsewhere in Oregon on Sept. 16 and 17:

Tuesday, Sept. 16
7 pm
First United Methodist Church
1376 Olive St.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

4 pm
Willamette University
Mark Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room

For information on Oregon SOA Watch see

For information on SOA Watch nationally, see

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Peace and Justice Works
Portland SOA Watchers
PO Box 42456
Portland, OR 97242
(503) 236-3065

Page updated November 21, 2013


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