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1989 Dec 01     El Salvador:  Bishop Medardo Gómez, Lutheran Church of El Salvador

                                                Also:  Senator Paul Simon

 

1990                No Luncheon in 1990

 

1991 Mar         Guatemala:  Bishop Rodolfo Quezada, President Guatemala Catholic Bishops Conference & Peace Negotiations Convener

 

1992 Feb 13     El Salvador:  Fr. Charles Beirne SJ, Central America University (UCA), San Salvador

                                               Also:  Senator Alan Dixon

Sep 24      Guatemala:  Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan Indigenous Leader & Author

 

1993 Feb 11     Nicaragua:  Rev. Gustavo Parjon, Baptist pastor & Director of CEPAD

Oct 29      Guatemala:  Fr. Ricardo Falla, SJ, Guatemalan priest, anthropologist, writer, and human rights advocate

 

1994 Oct 25     Guatemala:  Sr. Argentina Cuevas, VP, CONFREGUA Conf Men & Women Religious

 

1995 Oct 31     Guatemala/USA:  Jennifer Harbury, attorney & human rights advocate

 

1996 Oct 23     Cuba:  Rev. Raimundo Garcia, Presbyterian pastor from Cardenas, Cuba

 

1997 Mar 20    Nicaragua:  Fr. Xabier Gorostiaga SJ, President, Central America University, Managua

Oct 23      SOA:  Jack Nelson Pallmeyer, Professor & Author of “The School of Assassins”

 

1998 Nov 5      Chiapas:  Ricardo Carvahal, Director, SiPaz Mexico

 

1999 Oct 28     Colombia:  Agustín Jiménez, President, Committee in Solidarity with Political Prisoners

 

2000 Oct          Colombia:  Ricardo Esquivia, Vice President, Colombia Evangelical Council of Churches

 

2001 Oct 25     Vieques:  Rev. Wilfredo Estrada, Ecumenical Council Pro-Vieques, Church of God

 

2002 Oct 24     Cuba:  Rev. Raul Suárez, Ebenezer Baptist Church – Visa was Denied

 

2003                No Luncheon in 2003

 

2004 Apr 22     CAFTA:  Lori Wallach, Director, Global Trade Watch, Washington, DC

Oct 13     Colombia:  Hector Mondragon, Human Rights Leader, Colombia – Mennonite

 

2005 Oct 26     Colombia:  Zulia Mena, First Afro-Colombian Congresswoman elected in Colombia

 

2006 Nov         Guatemala:  Bishop Álvaro Ramazzini, Diocese of San Marcos & President of Guatemala Catholic Bishops Conference

 

2007 Nov 6:      Venezuela:  Sr. Jenny Russián, Vice president of the ecumenical FUNDLATIN & Lisa Sullivan, SOA Watch Latin America                                          Coordinator

 

2008 Nov 6:     Colombia:  Elizabeth García, Indigenous Woman & Attorney for Black Communities Process

 

2009 Oct 22:    Mexico:  Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program of Center for International Policy

                                       Also:  General José Francisco Gallardo, former prisoner of conscience

 

2010 Nov 04    Honduras:  Fr. Ismael “Melo” Moreno, SJ, Director, Radio Progreso

                                           Also:  U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

 

2011 Nov 03    Honduras:  Miriam Miranda, Director, Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)

 

2012 Nov 14    El Salvador:  Br. Domingo Solis, Director, The Franciscan Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation, Central America                                      Province

 

2013 Nov 6      Mexico:  Javier Sicilia, Founder, Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity

                                       Also:  Walter Boyd, Executive Director, St. Leonard’s Ministries

 

2014 Nov 6      Honduras:  Karla Lara, Feminist, song-writer, performer, justice activist

 

2015 Nov 12    Guatemala:  Lorenzo Mateo Francisco, Q’anjob’al Coordinator, Snuq’ Jolom Konob

Community Radio Station and member of Prensa Comunitaria

 

2016 Nov 9      Chicago:  Reyna Wences and Berenice Alonzo, members, Organized Communities Against Deportations

 

2017 Oct 24     Colombia:  Carol Rojas, member, Feminist Antimilitarist Network

 

2018 Nov 1       Chicago: Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagan-Banks, A Just Harvest

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