The Center for Peace and Justice Education hosts an annual lecture inspired by Oscar Romero—archbishop, martyr, and saint. 

The Center for Peace and Justice Education hosts an annual lecture inspired by Oscar Romero—archbishop, martyr, and saint.  Romero came to realize the extent of the Salvadoran people’s suffering and became a voice for the voiceless.  The lecture series brings to campus someone committed to justice for and solidarity with the poor and marginalized. Past speakers have included Carolyn DeWitt (Rock the Vote), Octavio Duran OFM, Sheila Armstrong and Davide Mosenkis (POWER Interfaith), Jim Keady, Hisham Moharram (Good Tree Farm), the Rev. Michael Doyle (Sacred Heart Parish in Camden), and Mary Beth Appel (Catholic Worker House of Grace)



"Solidarity with Migrants in Transit through Mexico"

Monday, March 20 | 7–8:30 pm | Driscoll 132

For 28 years, a group of women in the community of La Patrona in the municipality of Amatlan de los Reyes in the estate of Veracruz, Mexico, have served undocumented migrants who travel northwards atop of the cargo train best known as La Bestia. Known around the world as Las Patronas, these women have provided thousands of people in transit with food for their journey, medical support, and assistance denouncing human rights violations.  

We are thrilled to be welcoming in March both Norma Romero and Uriel Gamaliel Guzman, who'll deliver the 2023 Solidarity Lecture, "Solidarity with Migrants in Transit through Mexico."




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