Councilmember Cedillo Honors Archbishop Oscar A. Romero

Media Advisory

March 23, 2015

WHAT:  Councilmember Gil Cedillo along with Councilmember Curren Price and Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell will join leaders of the Salvadoran community to declare March 22 to March 28, 2015 as "The Week of Remembrance of Archbishop Oscar A. Romero of El Salvador".  The week of remembrance will recognize the 35th anniversary of his martyrdom on March 24, 2015.
 
WHO:  Councilmember Gil Cedillo; Councilmember Curren Price, Ninth District; Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Fourteenth District; Mercedes Lopez Pena, Consul General of El Salvador; Carlos Vaquerano, Executive Director, SALEF and President, LA- San Salvador Sister City Association; and Sandra Rossato, Executive Director, Clinica Romero
                                     
WHEN:  Tuesday, March 24, 2015
10:00 a.m.: City Council Meeting
 
WHERE:  Los Angeles City Hall, John Ferraro Council Chambers
200 N. Spring Street, Room 340
Los Angeles, CA 90012
 
WHY:  March 24, 2015 will mark the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the late Archbishop of San Salvador during the El Salvador civil war. The civil war led many Salvadorans to flee their country and seek refuge in the United States. As a result, Los Angeles became home to the largest concentration of Salvadorans outside of their homeland.
 
 

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