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Lecture: '¡Presente! The UCA Massacres at 30 Years'

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019

Thirty years ago, on November 16, 1989, Salvadoran security forces killed six professor-priests of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), their housekeeper, and her daughter. Who were they? Why were they killed? And what do they teach us today?

The Mev Puleo Program in Latin American Politics Theology and the Department of Theological Studies invite the whole campus to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of the six Jesuits at UCA in El Salvador.

The program and theological studies department will host a lecture and Q&A by Kyle Lambelet, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, about his forthcoming book ¡Presente! Nonviolent Politics and the Resurrection of the Dead at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Pere Marquette Gallery, DuBourg Hall.

Lambelet’s book examines the transnational social movement that emerged in the wake of the UCA Massacre and explores the theological and political significance of the affirmation that the dead are present.

Light refreshments will be provided.