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Excavating the Future: Breaking the Silence

Pérez studied philosophy at the University of El Salvador, as well as literature at Cal State Northridge and creative writing at Antioch University, attaining two master’s degrees. 
She was a co-founder of El Rescate, one of the first Central American solidarity and social
 service agencies of the Salvadoran civil war era, as well as of the Clínica Monseñor Oscar 
A. Romero, the first community-based, nonprofit health clinic to serve the predominantly
 Central American community of the Westlake-Pico Union area of Los Angeles. She was also
 instrumental in the establishment of the first Central American Studies undergraduate degree program in the nation,
 at Cal State Northridge.

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