The Journal Times recently published an article featuring the Dominican Sisters of Racine about their continued efforts to fight human trafficking. “Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of bills in support of efforts to combat human trafficking. But anti-trafficking efforts have been active for years in Racine County, and much” […] Read article
Preachers in Action
A recent article in The Journal Times reports on the Racine police department and local advocates who have been working together to stop human trafficking in the Racine area. “The task force also partners with the Dominican Sisters, who have provided strong community leadership against human trafficking in the past, and various other community organizations to stem human trafficking from multiple angles in the area.” Read article
Last week DomLife shared the reflections of the Dominican Sisters who recently traveled to North Dakota to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock. Please click the links below to read the articles:
More about Dominican Sisters at Standing Rock:
The Huffington Post, “When Sisters Traveled to Standing Rock they Found Community, and Violence”
Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt Gathered at Nyack Memorial Park to Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock
The Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt gathered with the local community to stand in solidarity with the North Dakota Standing Rock Water Protectors to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday, November 20 at Nyack Memorial Park.
Blauvelt Dominican Sister Ceil Lavan commented, “Having so many join us in our water ritual in solidarity with the Standing Rock Water Protectors warmed my heart on a cold day. The depth of the commitment of the people gathered to stand with the Dakota Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline and as New Yorkers against the Spectra AIM and the Pilgrim Pipelines is inspiring and gives me hope.”
Submitted by Sister Evie Storto, O.P. (Sinsinawa)
What a privilege it was to go to Standing Rock and witness first hand the courage, commitment, faith and community of conviction that has formed there.
One experience I continue to carry and reflect upon was our participation in a meeting to prepare those considering participation in last Saturday’s action. A woman I would guess to be in her mid 20s shared with us her experiences which now total some 45 plus arrests. She has been maced, pepper sprayed, thrown in solitary confinement, subjected to strip searches, tear gassed etc…and she keeps going back. She shared her experiences not to frighten us, but to give people the full facts so that we could discern our participation knowingly. (That day alone, there were 37 arrests from 2 actions.) On Saturday, we Dominicans met the caravan of over 100 cars as they made their way to Mandan for the day’s action.