Central American Studies

Life and Legacy: San Oscar A. Romero

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Sierra Hall 280

The Central American Studies Department has invited Monseñor Oswaldo Escobar Aguilar, Archbishop of El Salvador's Chalatenango Dioceses for a dialogue about the legacy and life of San Oscar A. Romero.

Oscar Romero event

Monseñor Romero was killed while celebrating mass on March 24, 1980.  His legacy of showing a preference for the poor and promoting peace lives on in his native country of El Salvador, where, even in death, he plays a role in the country's public life and occupies a special place in its collective consciousness and collective memory.

San Oscar A. Romero is now El Salvador's first saint.  In looking at the life of Monseñor Romero, we will have a discussion of cultural identity as it actively defines, interprets and debates El Salvador's historical memory.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Central American Studies, the Department of Religious Studies, the College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund, and the Central American Research and Policy Institute.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the department of Central American Studies (818) 677-2736 by March 19th.