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The Gospel message calls us to tackle difficult issues
at times. Obviously, the crisis of human trafficking is one of those
difficult issues. Thanks to the diligence and hard work of
members of our Human Trafficking Study Action Group, the Dominican
Family was able to learn more about this grave issue. Kevin
Smith, working with the Staff of CHILDREN AT RISK was able to create a
virtual bus tour of human trafficking locations in our community.
The evening was comprised of four parts parts: payer for human
trafficking led by Gloria Vocelka; an introduction to human trafficking
by Jamey Caruthers; a virtual bus tour of human trafficking
institutions provided by Kevin Smith; and the powerful story told by a
former human trafficking victim.
Jamey Caruthers, Senior Staff Attorney at CHILDREN AT
RISK (pictured to the left), provided a 15-minute overview on Human
Trafficking. Jamey also provided the narrative for the 1-hour virtual
bus tour of well-known places of human trafficking in Houston.
Allison shared her painful story as a victim of human
trafficking. Allison's story of abuse began as a 3-year old
victimized by familial sexual abuse.
Coming in February!
February 6th - Presentation on Integral Ecology
Join us for Sr. Linda Gibler's presentation on Integral
Ecology, an issue our Dominican Sisters have chosen to be their focus
for the next six years. Pope Francis in his encyclical, Laudato
Si, emphasized, "complex
crises have both social and environmental dimensions. The bond between
humans and the natural world means that we live in an integral
and as such, an integrated approach to environmental and social justice
February 17th & 18th
Dominican preacher and musician, Fr. Jim
Marchionda, invites us to broaden our horizons. Join in this
refreshingly creative presentation of word, preaching, story and song. Plan to ponder, to laugh, to sing and finally, to walk
away with a broader perspective than the one you came with. See the attached flyer for more details. Register via
email to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call Blanca Perez 713-440-3710 before February 10th.