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Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Explore social justice issues by engaging with local community organizations and projects. Build relationships with these organizations and other team members. This is an intergenerational experience for high school students, young adults, families, and others—some locations and topics may have age appropriate considerations.

Previous events in the Justice in Action series:

Peace Vigil for Closing the School of the Americas
We gathered on the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge for a peace vigil in solidarity with the vigil at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, GA.

Invisible Children
The Justice Office and Celeste’s Dream will host a screening of Tony Bracelet. Introduced by Lakot Grace, a 25 year old Ugandan woman, this is a new documentary about a child soldier survivor produced by Invisible Children. The event is free and open to the public. Any donations or free-will offerings will go to the Early Warning Radio Network to prevent the abduction of children in Central Africa.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service
Active Nonviolence - Learn how to deal with conflict nonviolently. Led by Cretin-Derham Hall's Ms. Ellie Roscher and Theater of the Oppressed Group. Held at Carondelet Center.

Peace Vigil and Panel for Closing the SOA
We gathered on the Lake Street / Marshall Avenue Bridge for a Peace Vigil in solidarity with the vigil at the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, GA. At 2:15 following the vigil on the bridge, we met at Carondelet Center and heard from students, St. Joseph Workers, and Sisters who have previously participated in the vigil at Fort Benning. Learn more about the School of the Americas.

Exploring Identity ... with photographer Wing Young Huie and his latest work "The University Avenue Project"
At this event, participants engaged celebrated local photographer Wing Young Huie's 6-mile long inquiry on the changing cultural landscape of University Avenue. They learned from him about the background and his motivation for the project, and we will take a bus tour along the avenue and shared thoughts on the intersection of individual and communal identity. The event included a bus tour along University Avenue and a potluck dinner.

Wing Young Huie creates societal mirrors of who and what we are becoming, seeking to reveal not only what is hidden, but also what is plainly visible yet seldom noticed. A native of Duluth, he has received international acclaim for his projects documenting his home state of Minnesota. Published collections of his work include Frogtown: Photographs and Conversation in an Urban Neighborhood; Lake Street USA; and Searching for Asian America: An Ethnocentric Tour.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service
Nearly 100 people -- youth and adults -- gathered for this day focusing on "nonviolence in action." Kevin Lally, a teacher at Cretin-Derham Hall, led the conference. Using techniques from Theater of the Oppressed, participants gathered in small groups and acted out stories of oppression such as ageism, sexism, or harrassment. During a second "play" of the story, the audience was encouraged to interrupt, change places with characters, and change the outcome of the "play." The lesson behind this technique is that problems won't necessarily be solved, but they can be identified.

Justice in Action event
An energetic group of people created a spiritual and ecological landscape. Read about the day and view pictures of the transformed landscape!

For more information on community engagement, contact Jennifer Tacheny at 651-696-2872 or email jtacheny@csjstpaul.org

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Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet
1884 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 690-7000 | Fax: (651) 690-7039

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