We invite you to read the July reflection piece from the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, “Human Trafficking: The Legacy of 400 Years of Racism and Colonialism,” by Jennifer Reyes Lay, Executive Director of USCSAHT.
Raise Your Voter Voice!
- Urge President Trump to Reconsider the Ban on Immigration
- Urge Your Senators to Pass Legislation that Protects Dreamers!
- Urge Representatives to Prioritize Marginalized Communities in Pandemic Relief Packages to Prevent Human Trafficking
- Support Bipartisan Climate Change Legislation
- Urge the Federal Government to Introduce Special Covid-19 Refugee Claimant Measures
- Tell Trudeau: It’s time to end drinking water advisories in First Nations
“I Can’t Breathe”: A reflection and resource for dialogue (In memory of George Floyd)
As School Sisters of Notre Dame and as the Atlantic-Midwest Province, we lament the death of Mr. George Floyd of Minneapolis, who died from inhumane and cruel treatment at the hands of local police. The cries of Mr. Floyd for mercy, and for breath, resound through our hearts, calling us yet again to repent our complicity in the scourge and sin of racism. – Province Statement
In this spirit, we invite you to reflect on our recently-developed resource in memory of George Floyd: “I Can’t Breathe.” The resource laments the tragedy of his death and offers an opportunity to consider how white privilege intersects with the perpetuation of racism and how recognizing this is critical to the work of dismantling racism. Please consider sending your responses to email@example.com with your name. Please consider giving your permission to post your comments on province internet and/or social media to help facilitate conversation and public witness.
Additionally, the JPIC Office has developed a series of resources that highlight the systemic inequalities that have been illuminated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The themes include race, wealth, education, and the environment, and resources are available for both the U.S. and Canada. You can find the resources here.