Lisa Sullivan of the School of the Americas Watch will give a presentation called “Looking to Latin America to save Ourselves.”

There will also be a segment featuring Ken Jones titled, “Honduras After the Coup”

It will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Universalist Church on 345 Broadway in Rockland.

Lisa Sullivan is the Latin America Coordinator for School of the Americas Watch. She has lived in Latin America for 34 years where she worked for many years as a community organizer with Maryknoll Lay Missioners, raising her three children in the barrios of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. Together with SOAW founder Fr. Roy Bourgeois, Sullivan has visited 18 Latin American countries over the past five years, meeting with leaders – including eight presidents – to discuss the School of the Americas. These visits, along with pressure from partners in Latin America, led Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Costa Rica to announce they will no longer send troops for training to the SOA/WHINSEC. She and Fr. Roy were recently the only two North Americans invited to accompany President Mel Zelaya back to Honduras.

Jones is a professor of teacher education at the University of Southern Maine. In recent years, he has been an active participant with School of the Americas Watch delegations to El Salvador and Honduras. In October, he will be part of a SOAW delegation to Haiti. He has also traveled to Venezuela, Cuba, and India.

This talk is sponsored by Midcoast Peace and Justice Group

For more information, call 691-0322.