Speakers at Saturday Event Call for Perseverance in Securing Justice, Peace

#media_7369;right#A number of activists and performers spoke out against School of the Americas (WHINSEC) throughout the day Saturday, and all returned to the theme of perseverance and solidarity. Despite forecasts of rain, the crowd of thousands explored vendors and literature tables and listened to the speakers and musical guests, including religious leaders such as Rev. Graylan Hagler and Sister Helen Prejean, the writer of Dead Man Walking, and Susan Sarandon, who played her in the movie of the same name. The audience also enjoyed a performance by the Puppetistas, who worked with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIA) in designing the show this year, with the theme “A Better World is Under Construction.” More coverage Puppet Pageant Photos [1,2,3] Bishop Gabino Zavala and others Speak at Rally [Audio]. Torture Survivors Speak Out [Audio]. BTL interview with Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness and SOA Watch prisoner of conscience. Canadian solidarity vigil [Photos] Arizona solidarity protest [Photos]

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