COFAMIDE Searching for Missing Salvadorans

Friday, June 8, 2018
(225 E. 26th Street, Tucson, 85713)
Anita Zelaya

The Global Justice Center will host a presentation about the work of COFAMIDE. COFAMIDE was started by Salvadoran mothers and grandmothers searching for their young people, living or dead, who had left to seek a better life in the North.

Neither their government nor the Mexican government seemed to care about these young people. So these civilians banded together to pressure the government into doing something. In 2010 a genetic data bank was established in El Salvador to help with identifications of remains.

Anita Zelaya, a member of COFAMIDE. will be speaking about the organization and their work. Also speaking is Marialuisa Ernst who will be showing the trailer of her documentary film, “A Place of Absence.”

Theology Uncorked is a free program for theological reflection, good conversation, delicious wines and fresh popcorn! This program is offered usually on the first Monday of each month with presentations, movies, etc., which allow us to further examine our lives as it relates to Christ’s teachings. You are welcome to bring snacks or a bottle of wine to share as we delve into our theology! All are welcome to join us!