PLEASE NOTE: We will be holding this ceremony at our offices at 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, 6th floor (Connecticut and N). Our offices are one block south of the southern entrance of the Dupont stop on the red line.
LETELIER-MOFFITT MEMORIAL PROGRAM
Program at 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, 6th floor, Washington, DC
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Please join us to remember Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, who were assassinated on this site in 1976 by agents of the Pinochet dictatorship.
Others to come
On September 21, 1976, agents of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile detonated a car bomb on Washington, DC’s Embassy Row, taking the lives but not the memory of Institute for Policy Studies colleagues Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt.
Letelier, a former Chilean ambassador to the United States, had become one of the most outspoken critics of the Pinochet regime. Moffitt was a 25-year-old IPS development associate. For more than three decades, the pursuit of justice for their murders has been a symbol of hope for victims of tyranny everywhere.
Every year, human rights activists, friends, family, and colleagues gather in remembrance of Letelier and Moffitt and to reflect on the ongoing struggle for human rights around the world.
This program will take place in our offices due to inclement weather.