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Portland School of the Americas Vigil 11/19

School of the Americas Watch
Portland, Oregon VIGIL & SPEAK OUT
this Sunday, November 19th beginning at 4:30 PM
at the South Park Blocks( SW Yamhill and Park Ave)
November 14, 2000 For more information: Emily Coulter 503-768-8560

School of the Americas Watch
Portland, Oregon VIGIL & SPEAK OUT
this Sunday, November 19th beginning at 4:30 PM
at the South Park Blocks SW Yamhill and Park Ave

bring Candles and Warm Clothes as we walk silently to the
Terry Schrunk Plaza located at 3rd and Madison. We will
be hearing from community members who have been involved with the
campaign to close the School of the Americas - a School responsible for
training paramilitary and latin american goverments with a history of
human rights abuse and murder.

We will be rallying in solidarity with the over 75 Oregonians who are
attending the annual SOA Watch Demonstrations, Procession and Vigil at Ft Benning
in Columbus Georgia. Hear up to the minute reports from what is happening
at this year's rally, stories from the front line of direct action, and the
interfaith solidarity events happening over the weekend.

At 12:15 PM at the First Unitarian Church of Portland (12th and SW Salmon) the UU Young Adult
Group will be showing a film about the School of the Americas. To learn more, come see the film
and discuss it afterwards with community folks. You can also visit www.soaw.org which has excellent

Special thanks to the Catholic Worker, University of Portland SOA activists, Portland UU
Young Adult Group and the Portland Central American Solidarity Coalition for helping make
this event possible. If you have any questions, please contact Lewis & Clark student and
Unitarian Universalist activist Emilty Coulter at 503-768-8560 or  ecoulter@lclark.edu. You can get updates on the Oregonians in Georgia by calling the Catholic Worker House at 503-285-1842.

Other events in Portland over the weekend:

Friday, Nov. 17-- SOA Day of Action UofPortland campus, 9:00am. Find white crosses in the
Quad. University of Portland Contact: Karen Shea 289-6073
Saturday, Nov. 18-- Sisters of St. Mary of the Valley Prayer Vigil. 7am-7pm, Convent Chapel 4440 SW 148th Av. Beaverton.  smsduncan@hotmail.com Sr. Michael Francine 644-9181
--- Vigil Remembrance. 7:15pm Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S Main St. Mt. Angel, Sr. Jo Morton 845-6773

SOA Contacts: Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Jessica Larson 281-8142 www.soaw.org


phone: phone: 503.725.8777 (Studen