The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series presents Guns,Greed and Globalization by Fr. Roy Bourgeois, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 14. The free program is held at the Silver Cultural Arts Center.
Father Roy Bourgeois was ordained a Catholic priest in 1972 after four years of military service in the U.S. Navy, including a year’s service in Vietnam for which he received the Purple Heart. He has worked with the poor in Bolivia and in El Salvador, and has become an outspoken critic of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America.
Since the murders of four churchwomen by Salvadoran soldiers in 1980, Fr. Bourgeois has led nonviolent protests against the training of Latin American soldiers at Fort Benning, George. In 1990 he founded the School of the Americas Watch, an office that researchs the U.S. Army School of the Americas at Fort Benning and informs the public, Congress and the media about the implications of this training on the poor of Latin America. In 1995 he received an Academy Award nomination for his film School of Assassins, about the Fort Benning school.
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at Plymouth State College in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the College each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time. Sidore Lectures are offered to the public free of charge. For information, contact Raymond Perkins at (603 )535-2423.
[NOTE: The omission of the period after the middle initial in the Sidore name is not an error. PSC adheres to the wishes of the family in presenting the name in this format.]