Roy Bourgeois will speak in Syracuse Tuesday, May 5

ROY BOURGEOIS TO SPEAK ON
THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS, WOMEN’S
     ORDINATION AND LGBT EQUALITY
        AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH 7 PM, MAY 5

Former Maryknoll missionary and political prisoner, Roy Bourgeois, will be speaking at All Saints Catholic Church, 1340 Lancaster Avenue, Syracuse, at 7 pm, Tuesday, May 5.

Bourgeois’ talk is entitled, The Sacred Struggle for Peace, Justice & Equality: The School of the Americas, Women’s Ordination and LGBT Equality.

Bourgeois, a Viet Nam vet, is known throughout the Western Hemisphere for his eloquent, impassioned, and tireless activism for human rights. Bourgeois has cumulatively spent over four years in prison for his nonviolent actions to out the notorious School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Ga. In 1990 he founded the human rights group, SOA Watch.

Ordained a Maryknoll priest in 1972, Bourgeois was dismissed from the Maryknoll order and the Roman Catholic priesthood in 2012 for participating in an “invalid” ordination of a woman and a “simulated Mass” in Lexington, Kentucky in 2008.

His May 5 talk is free and open to the public. All Saints is handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be served. A free will collection will be taken to cover Bourgeois’ expenses.