September 27, 2012 STAFF/STU

Today: “Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy”

The Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program presents “Nicaragua: Surviving the Legacy of U.S. Policy” with Paul Dix and Pamela Fitzpatrick on Thursday, Sept. 27, at  7 p.m. in the Jardine Room.

Dix is a professional freelance photographer who lived in Nicaragua from 1985 to 1990 while working as a staff member for Witness for Peace. He used his photographic skills to document the impact of the war on the people of Nicaragua. Fitzpatrick is a professional community organizer who worked in the sanctuary movement in the early 1980’s and was the director of the North Pacific Witness for Peace office from 1985-1993.

In 2002, they went back to Nicaragua to look for the people in Paul’s original photographs so they could document the long term effects of America’s contra war on ordinary Nicaraguans. The story of the Nicaraguan people as told by Paul and Pamela is an important reminder of the essential value of human rights, peace building and the need to continually find ways for countries to peacefully co-exist.

This even is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation. For more information please contact Richard Clark, Ph.D., at or 216.397.6656.