November 30, 2000
Student Center - Ballroom Center
who can stay.
lunch will be served at no cost.
all or any part of the program you can attend.
"On December 2, 1980
lay missioner Jean Donovan and three American nuns were brutally murdered
by members of El Salvador's security force. With compassion and sensitivity,
the film chronicles Jean's brief life from her affluent childhood in Connecticut,
to her decision to volunteer with Maryknolls in El Salvador, to her tragic
death. This award winning work is both an eloquent memorial to the commitment
of this courageous young woman and a powerful indictment of U.S. foreign
policy in Central America."
Sr. Ita Ford
Sr. Maura Clark
Sr. Dorothy Kazel
Learn more about the Churchwomen
killed in El Salvador in 1980 on these links:
Timeline History of El Salvador
A brief overview of the U.S.
involvement in El Salvador from 1883 to the present.
Task Force on Central America
A web site that provides biographies
of each of the four women as well as details on other American martyrs
in El Salvador such as Oscar Romero and the six Jesuits, the cook and her
Sisters Web site
Both Ita Ford and Maura Clark
were Maryknoll Sisters and their community web site includes background
on the four women as well as information on the Memorial Service in their
memory set for December 2, 2000.
Sisters of Cleveland
An in-depth look at the life
of Dorothy Kazel, who was an Ursuline sister and one of the four
Churchwomen martyred in El Salvador in 1980.
to El Salvador
A history of the Catholic Diocese
of Cleveland's longstanding commitment to its mission in El Salvador, and
the four US churchwomen who were part of that program.
Committee for Human Rights
Link to the legal summary of
the investigation and trials about these murders.
Today: "Salvadoran: Officers Wanted Women Slain"
A headline summary of a story
from October 21, 2000.
Daily News: "Ex-Salvadoran Generals Face Palm Beach Trial for Nuns'
Story from October 9, 2000 of
trial for Salvadoran Generals.
London Guardian: "Families of Slain Nuns in Court"
Story from October 8, 2000.
Magazine:"Salvadoran Prelate Asks Pardon for U.S. Churchwomen's Killers"
Link to May 6, 2000 story.
Capitol-Journal: "Judge Orders 3 Convicted of Killing Nuns to be Freed"
Link to June 25, 1998 story
on release of accused Salvadoran murderers.
Times: "Killers of four Americans to be freed"
News story from April 23, 1998
on the expected release of accused Salvadoran murderers.
York Times: "Salvadorans Who Slew American Nuns Now Say They Had Orders"
Link to a 1998 story.
Catholic Reporter: "Finding Peace in the Wake of Aunt's Death"
A 1996 story about the niece
of St. Ita Ford and the impact the murders had on her family.