Various community groups in San Francisco gather
to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared
August 30, 2009
The Netherlands Baguio City Manila
The observance of the date was started by the Federation of Association of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM) based in Costa Rica in 1982. The tradition has been adopted by many human rights advocates and organizations worldwide.
|Photos courtesy of A.V. David|
On August 30th, organizers, artists,
students, and cultural performers from various community groups came
together to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared and draw
attention to the increasing political abduction, extra-judicial killings
and imprisonment of people from the Philippines, Palestine, Mexico, Iraq,
and other parts of the world.
Location: San Francisco Public Library