The Segundo Montes Lecture honors Fr. Segundo Montes, S.J. who was the director of the Institute for Human Rights at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador.
He was assassinated by the El Salvadoran Army in 1989.
Due to his work with the poor, Rutilio Grande S.J. was assassinated by the Salvadoran military in 1977. His death transformed Archbishop Oscar Romero and encouraged the Archbishop to become a passionate voice for the oppressed and marginalized people in El Salvador, actions which subsequently let to his own assassination three years later.
Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., of Creighton University, will discuss his book When the Gospel Grows Feet: Rutilio Grande SJ and the Church of El Salvador.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
7:00 p.m. ~ Jardine Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center
Free and Open to the Public
Sponsored by John Carroll University’s Peace, Justice, & Human Rights Program, Dr. Richard Clark, Director.
The Latin American & Latino Studies Concentration, Dr. Gloria Vaquera, Director.
Department of Sociology and Criminology, Dr. Penny Harris, Chair
For more information, please contact the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs at 216-397-6647 or Dr. Richard Clark at email@example.com