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Drake presents exhibit, lecture on Archbishop of El Salvador Oscar Romero

CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

In observance of the 30th anniversary of the assassination of Oscar Romero, archbishop of El Salvador, Drake University will present an exhibit and lecture on Wednesday, March 24.

The exhibit, “Murder at the Cathedral,” is free and open to the public, and will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Ave.

The exhibit, which will run through March 26, will feature memorabilia, books and articles on Romero’s assassination that occurred on March 24, 1980. In addition, Drake students in the honors Modern Spiritual Masters course will display posters that address Romero’s life and death and the history and relevance to today.

In conjunction with the exhibit, a lecture will be presented at 6:15 p.m. March 24 featuring:

  • Jennifer Harvey, associate professor of religion and chair of Drake’s Philosophy and Religion Department
  • Amelia Piecuch, a first-year Drake student who went to El Salvador on a service trip in January
  • Ashley Templeton, a Drake alumna who is living in San Salvador and went on a service trip in 2006 to El Salvador as a Drake student

A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the lecture.

The event is sponsored by Drake University’s Honors Program, Engaged Citizen Experience and Center for Global Citizenship.

For more information, contact Charlene Skidmore at 515-271-2999 or Charlene.skidmore@drake.edu.