April 18, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – During an event honoring the March 31 birthday of non-violent social justice activist Cesar Chávez, members of the Latino community in Adrian gathered to remember their own involvement in actions to bring about justice for the farmworkers. While they noted the opposition they received from some other community members during these actions, they also recalled the support they received from the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Read the entire Daily Telegram article, written by Spencer Durham.
Photo of César Chávez from Wikimedia Commons
April 2, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, Director of NETWORK, a Catholic Social Justice Lobby, wanted to hear first-hand about some of the issues that plague rural America – from the perils faced by immigrants and migrant workers to the lack of affordable housing and transportation. She hosted a round-table discussion with community leaders from Adrian at the Dominican Life Center March 29, 2019. Among the speakers was Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, Director of the Adrian Dominican Congregation’s Immigration Assistance Office, who spoke on the fear of deportation that undocumented immigrants face as they leave their homes. The discussion in Adrian was part of Sister Simone’s 18-stop fact-finding tour of rural areas in the United States. Read the entire Daily Telegram article by Spencer Durham.
Pictured: Sister Attracta Kelly, OP