News from Lori's Parents

5 June 2002

In this update:

"Webby" Award

Thank you so much for your continued support to the Committee and for voting for our website for the Webby awards. In doing so you are supporting Lori and our tireless webmaster, Ken. If you have not voted yet, you still have time to do so -- voting closes Friday, June 7. If you wish to vote now please click

Washington events to commemorate first anniversary of Lori's sentencing

To commemorate the first anniversary of Lori's 20-year sentence a series of events will take place on June 20 and June 21 in Washington DC and elsewhere around the country.

A "Get Together / Fundraiser" will be held in Washington DC on Thursday evening, June 20, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Aloysious Church, located at 19 I Street (between H and K Streets on North Capitol). There will be live Peruvian folk music, poetry reading, a potluck dinner (bring a dish), a bakesale, and a silent auction.

On Friday, June 21, a panel discussion entitled "The work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Peru" will be held between 12 noon and 2 p.m. at the Stuart Mott House, 122 Maryland Avenue NE (across from the United States Supreme Court building).

On Friday, June 21, a Vigil to Commemorate the First Anniversary of Lori's Wrongful Civilian Trial Sentencing will be held between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. directly in front of the Peruvian Embassy, 1700 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo is expected to be in Washington DC these two days and may in fact be at the Peruvian Embassy at the time of our vigil.

If you are in the DC area please come and please bring others.

Events in other areas of the country commemorating this first anniversary will be listed on the home page of the Web site as more details are made available.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson