CLASA Fall Lecture: Father Alberto Franco

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ford Life Sciences Building, Room 113, 7:00pm-9:00pm EST

Father Alberto Franco is a renowned leader in the Colombian human rights movement. He is a Colombian missionary priest, as well as the executive secretary of Inter-church Justice and Peace Commission, a 22 year-old Colombian human rights and community organizing group.

Despite repeated death threats, Fr. Alberto has worked for human rights and accompanied the resistance processes of Afro-Colombian, indigenous and mixed race farmers for over 20 years. Fr. Alberto will come with his translator supplied by Witness for Peace. This event will be co-sponsored by the Gesu Peace and Justice committee. This event is co-sponsored with Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.

All events are free and open to the public, and are at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols campus (at Livernois) unless otherwise noted. CLASA thanks UDM and the Jesuit Community at UDM for funding. If you have questions contact Dr. Gail Presbey, director of CLASA, at 313-993-1124 or at presbegm@udmercy.edu.

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