DGH supports the movement to close the School of the Americas!
The November vigil to close the School of the Americas brought together thousands of nuns, priests, torture survivors, union workers, veterans, artists, students, musicians, and more. The community gathered to work, teach, learn, sing, protest, pray and celebrate the many struggles for justice that the movement reflects.
The following is from Shirley Novak, DGH founding member and long standing supporter of the SOAW movement:
Hello companions near and far,
I write this after the big demonstration to close the School of the Americas last November, in Fort Benning, Georgia, the site of military base. I went there as part of a large delegation from my community of Syracuse. I also participated in the march on the behalf of Doctors for Global Health with another member of the board, Denise Zwahlen.
The video presented here shows our activities .... great music, a funeral procession, the march, etc.
It was a great privilege to participate, thinking of my brothers and sisters in El Salvador and Chiapas, Mexico and other innocents who were abused by graduates of SOA over the years.
Los/las heroes of many wars fighting for justice – PRESENTE!
DGH joins in solidarity with those arrested at the vigil who remain in the Georgia prison system, with those in Central and South America and all throughout our world to challenge injustice everywhere.