And it was on this day in 1983 when students at NC State turned their conscience toward that region and held a fast for peace. There they honored Romero, whose assassin was never caught.
The students also read the names of everyone who had died or disappeared in Guatemala, where the government was committing mass genocide, and El Salvador, where the nation was embroiled in civil war.
The event was sponsored by Cooperative Ministry and the NC State Committee for Central America. There was also a Central American film festival held all week in the Walnut Room to raise awareness about the strife in that region.