In October 2018, the long-awaited canonization of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will take place. One ceremony at the Vatican, in Rome, will be presided by the Pope. The other celebration takes place in San Salvador at the Fiesta del Pueblo. Salvadorans from all walks-of-life are gathering to commemorate and honor Archbishop Romero as the first Salvadoran saint in the country’s 500-year history.

This recognition is a vindication of his fearless defense of the voiceless, the poor, and oppressed – a cause for which he literally gave his life. Oscar Romero’s faith and sacrifice continues to fuel working for justice for all Salvadorans, including the LGBTI community. Our delegation supports the Fiesta del Pueblo and stands in solidarity in the fight for equality and human rights for our persecuted LGBTIQ siblings.

ALDES (Asistencia Legal para la Diversidad Sexual–El Salvador) promotes the human rights of the Salvadoran LGBTIQ community through policy reform. ALDES is organizing this this 8-day delegation to celebrate and continue fighting for all that Archbishop Romero represented in his work for a more just world.

Please join us in this once in a lifetime, historic delegation. Registration deadline: August 31, 2018

DATES: Saturday, October 13- Saturday, October 20, 2018
PRICE: $950. This 8-day trip includes bilingual guides, ground transportation, lodging (double occupancy), all meals, and recreational activities and donations to local LGBTIQ nonprofit organizations. Does not include airfare or insurance, though grants for such are available through our partners. The delegation is limited to 12 participants for maximum benefit.
SIGN UP: To sign up, contact us or contact the ALDES Facebook page.

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