Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Salvadoran Cross
The "Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Salvadoran Cross" highlights elements of the history of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice history including the murders of the six Jesuits and two laywomen at the University of Central America in El Salvador in 1989; the early years of the Teach-In in the Tent at the gates of Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, where the U.S. Army School of the Americas was located; and the U.S. Capitol where Teach-In attendees convene each year for a day of legislative advocacy with members of Congress.
The cross is 12 inches tall and 7.25 inches wide, with a hanging hook at the top.
Each cross is handmade by Salvadoran artisans working with the La Semilla de Dios artist cooperative, who practice a folk art style originating in their village of La Palma. Founded amidst civil war, the group continues to spread peace through art.
The artisans involved with this project included: José Melendez (Design & Layout); Jaime Martínez (Carpentry); Doris Orellana (Painting); Delmy Orellana (Painting); Omar Fabián (Painting).