News from Lori's Parents

11 November 1997

In this update:

Commemorating the 2nd Anniversary of Lori's Incarceration

Religious Services

Starting with synagogue services on Saturday November 29th and church services on Sunday November 30th, attention to Lori's plight will be drawn throughout America. Please discuss this with your clerical officials so that prayers can be offered for Lori and all others who are wrongfully incarcerated in Perú and around the world.

If you want, we will publicize your services on Lori's web site. Please e-mail us where and when your services will take place and, if appropriate, a contact person and number.

Candlelight Vigils, Seminars/Teach-Ins, Prayer Meetings, Letter Writing Parties

Events across the USA are taking place to remind "the powers that be" that Lori has not been forgotten -- that, indeed, support for her is stronger than ever and still growing. More details will follow next week. Tentative plans include:

Ames, IA

Seminar/Teach In (Place, Date, Time TBA)

Boston, MA

Seminar/Teach In at U. Mass/Boston Campus (Date, Time TBA)

Cambridge, MA

Candlelight Vigil and march to City Hall, Monday, Dec. 1, 5:00 pm

Chicago, IL

(Event, Place, Date, Time TBA)

Columbus, OH

Prayer Meeting and Discussion (Place, Date, Time TBA)

Denver/Boulder, CO

(Event, Place, Date, Time TBA)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Prayer Meeting and Discussion (Place, Date, Time TBA)

Kansas City, MO

Prayer Meeting and Discussion (Place, Date, Time TBA)

Los Angeles, CA

Meeting at Peruvian Consulate & Candlelight Vigil, Monday, Dec. 1 (Time TBA)

Modesto, CA

Letter Writing Party (Place, Date, Time TBA)

New York, NY

Candlelight Vigil at the UN, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

San Francisco, CA

Seminar/Teach In at Berkeley Campus, Monday, Dec. 8 (Time TBA)

Washington, D.C.

Candlelight Vigil at Peruvian Embassy, Monday, Dec. 1 (Time TBA)

If you wish to organize an event in your area, please contact us and we will publicize these events by e-mail and on our web site. Just tell us what, where, and when, and contact numbers. We can provide hard copy of flyers and pamphlets.

Lori Berenson Receives Office of the Americas Peace & Justice Award

On Saturday evening, November 15th, the Office of the Americas (OOA) will be holding its 14th Anniversary Celebration at the Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles to honor Ramsey Clark (former Attorney General of the United States), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Dem. - CA), and Lori "for their dedication and zeal in promoting peace with justice in the Americas."

For further information on this event, please contact the OOA at 213-852-9808 (phone), 213-852-0655 (fax), or by e-mail at

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson