El Institute for Policy Studies, la Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos, el Grupo de Trabajo sobre América Latina, Pax Christi Internacional, el Centro de Investigación Económica y Política, y el Diálogo Interamericano, con el patrocinio de la Embajada de Chile en Washington D.C., invitan a conmemoran el 50 aniversario del golpe de Estado en Chile en en 1973 y el asesinato de Orlando Letelier y Ronni Karpen Moffitt

El Institute for Policy Studies, la Oficina en Washington para Asuntos Latinoamericanos, el Grupo de Trabajo sobre América Latina, Pax Christi Internacional, el Centro de Investigación Económica y Política, y el Diálogo Interamericano, con el patrocinio de la Embajada de Chile en Washington D.C., invitan a conmemoran el 50 aniversario del golpe de Estado en Chile en en 1973 y el asesinato de Orlando Letelier y Ronni Karpen Moffitt

El Presidente de Chile, Gabriel Boric, pronunciará un discurso como parte de la conmemoración.

Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2016

Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2016

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.

Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2013

Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2013

Please join us this year to honor two advocates of equality and justice, Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies.

Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2016

Sheridan Circle Annual Memorial Service

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.