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Ninos de la MemoriaChildren of Memory Documentary Film Screening – May 1!

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE

 37th & Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia

TUESDAY MAY 1 at 7:00

Tickets: $10 general | $8 students & seniors | $5 Scribe, IHP, PIFVA members.

Reception hosted by PIFVA at 6:00

About the film:

Niños de la Memoria tells the story of the search for children who disappeared during the Salvadoran Civil War. Many children were survivors of massacres carried out by U.S.-trained Salvadoran army battalions. Some grew up in orphanages or were “sold” into adoption abroad, not knowing their true history or identity.  Told through the eyes of three survivors, the film follows Margarita Zamora, an investigator for the human rights organization Pro-Búsqueda, as she traverses the Salvadoran countryside probing memory, swabbing DNA samples, and searching for disappeared children – including her own four siblings. In the United States, Jamie Harvey, adopted from El Salvador in 1980, dreams of locating her birth family; but with no information and no contacts, she is losing hope. 
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Upcoming Interfaith Community Builders Group Trip to El Salvador!

The Interfaith Community Builders Group (ICBG) is planning its’ 7th trip to El Salvador from July 14-22, 2012.

This trip, the ICBG will be building latrines in 3 potential communities (located near our sister community of Las Anonas de Santa Cruz).

Below we are including the details of the trip.  If you are interested, please contact Lance Llaver at romero-interfaith-center@googlegroups.com.

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Location:  El Salto, San Francisco Angulo and Cantarrana–three villages near Las Anonas in the San Vicente region of El Salvador, several hours drive from San Salvador, the capital (where we fly into/out of to the US).

Project:  Work with the communities to build up to a total of 90 new latrines.  Provide funds for the communities to complete the project through September.  Latrines cost ~$220 each.  Total cost for 90 latrines: ~$19,500.   (Noted in case anyone wants to support the work through a donation toward the building costs (see below)–but we are fund-raising separately for this trip; builders are not required to donate toward the building costs.)

Dates:  Depart Saturday, July 14; Return Sunday, July 22, 2012.

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