Remembrance of a Massacre El Mozote: Finding the Evidence

Event date: 

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:00pm


Room 1100, NAB
Massacre El Mozote poster



Please attend this talk about the “El Mozote Massacre,” which took place when the Salvadoran Army killed more than 800 civilians in El Mozote on December 11, 1981, during the Salvadoran Civil War.  The talk will have two of the individuals that provided evidence about the massacre, Susan Meiselas, acclaimed photo documentarian and Mercedes Doretti, forensic anthropologist for the 1992 United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador. Meiselas was the first photographer on the scene a few weeks after the massacre and Doretti, co-founder of the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, exhumed the remains of the dead.  It is fitting during Women’s History Month that these two individuals, both MacArthur Awards Fellows who have spent their careers documenting abuses of human rights, will come together to discuss this dark moment in our history. 

For more information, please contact Thomas DelGiudice at delgiudicet [at]

The talk, which is part of the two day symposium, "Crisis in Central America: Yesterday and Today," counts towards the Leadership Development Certificate Program and open to all students.

The LDCP is a college-wide program that is open to all majors and all class years. We've collaborated with offices throughout the campus to give you a comprehensive leadership program to enhance your resume and make you a more marketable future employee. Please make sure you sign in (legibly) to every session you attend for credit. To check how many sessions you’ve attended; please email Jamie Jones at DresherJ [at]