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November 14, 2002

Plaintiff and SFSU alumnus Carlos Mauricio and Shawn Roberts, a human rights lawyer, will present a talk on their recent victory in the historic trial against two Salvadoran generals from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Rosa Parks Room B in the Cesar Chavez Student Center.

Last July a Florida jury awarded $54.6 million to three Salvadoran plaintiffs who were brutally tortured in El Salvador between 1980 and 1983. Two generals were found liable. SFSU Raza Studies lecturer Felix Kury was instrumental in providing compelling evidence for the plaintiff's case, traveling to El Salvador and meeting with lawyers and more than 50 torture survivors.

The talk is sponsored by the Department of Raza Studies, the Raza Studies Majors and Minors Association, the College of Ethnic Studies and Associated Students. It is a tribute to torture victim Ignacio Martin-Baro, who was killed in November 1989 by the Salvadoran army.

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