Ben Linder Commemoration: UO Cultural Forum

April 27, 2012
4:30 pmto6:30 pm



A Voice for Ben 4:30 pm
Margaret Randall
Gerlinger Lounge

Reception 6:00 pm
Ben Linder Room, EMU

Live music by Los Cumbiamberos
Jugglers & Clowns


Highly acclaimed poet, writer and activist Margaret Randall, will present “A Voice for Ben,” to celebrate the life and mission of Ben Linder, while addressing critical issues that we face today. Ben Linder was a mechanical engineer from Portland, Oregon who went to Nicaragua in 1983 to work on hydroelectric projects that today provide energy to schools, clinics, campesinos and the community. On April 28, 1987, while beginning construction on a small dam, Ben and two other Nicaraguan coworkers were murdered by U.S.-supported Contras.

Sponsored by: Romance Languages, Oregon Humanities Center, Ofἀce of the President, Latin American Studies, CLLAS, CSWS & LASC

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