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Sheridan Circle Annual Memorial Service
September 21, 2008 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Until September 11, 2001, the car bombing on Massachusetts Avenue was the most infamous act of international terrorism ever to take place in our nation’s capital. Letelier and Moffitt were colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies, where Letelier had become one of the most outspoken critics of Pinochet. Moffitt was a 25-year-old development associate. For three decades, the pursuit of justice for their murders has been a symbol of hope for victims of tyranny everywhere.
This program will take place outdoors at the site of the assassination and end with a laying of flowers on the Letelier-Moffitt memorial across the street from Sheridan Circle.
Please bring flowers.
Speakers: Chilean Ambassador Mariano Fernandez, Rodrigo Leiva (nephew of Orlando Letelier); Sherry Weiss (cousin of Ronni Karpen Moffitt); Gabriel Kornbluh, Emira Woods (IPS Foreign Policy In Focus Co-Director) and others.
Music: Ayanna Gregory (daughter of comedian and human rights activist Dick Gregory)
Poetry: Saul Landau (IPS Fellow)
For more information, call Sena Tsikata at IPS at (202) 787-5277.