Join the community of justice-seekers at Fort Benning, Georgia, November 22-24 to keep up the pressure to close the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC).
Our Springfield Dominican commitment to work for the closing of the School of the Americas was the second corporate stance we adopted – in 1996. We recognized even then our deep interconnection with the people of Latin America. Today as we look at the need for compassionate immigration reform in the U.S., we know that one of the issues that forces people to migrate is the search for peace and security that they cannot find in their own countries. SOA graduates—trained in the United States—are frequent perpetrators of the violence against their own people in many Latin America countries (including Peru).
Much has happened since 1996. The SOA has changed its name, but not its tactics. Some Latin American countries have withdrawn from the SOA (now called WHINSEC). Our voices are still needed in calling for an end to training our Latin American brothers and sisters in the ways of violence.
Are you available and interested in joining a delegation of Springfield Dominicans at Fort Benning this year? If so, please contact us so that we may coordinate travel arrangements. If you can’t go, please join us in prayer, especially during the weekend of November 22-24.