Solidarity in the 1980's Sanctuary Movement


The Sanctuary Movement was a religious and political campaign that began
in the early 1980s to provide safe haven for Central American refugees
fleeing civil conflict. This event offers two personal perspectives on the
Sanctuary Movement through the stories of two women who experienced it:

Please join us as Maria Guardado & Darlene Nicgorski
reunite to tell their stories 30 years later.

October 23rd, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Honnold/Mudd Library Founders Room

Maria Guardado is one of the foremost Salvadoran activist in the United States. She began her political activism in 1966 when she worked on her first presidential campaign in opposition to the government in El Salvador. In January 1980, she was targeted for her activism and captured by paramilitary forces and tortured. She fled El Salvador and received political asylum in the United States in 1983, assisted by members of the Sanctuary Movement.

Darlene Nicgorski was a leader in the Sanctuary Movement for Central American refugees in the United States in the early 1980s. She assisted refugees fleeing political unrest and persecution in Central America to find sanctuary in the United States. She was arrested for her activities and was a defendant in the Arizona Sanctuary Trial of 1985-1986.

Light refreshment will be served.

FMI: Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library

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