Register for “Building Bridges, Connecting Communities/Construyendo Puentes, Conectando Comunidades”
November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In difficult moments we are tempted to give in to despair. This year, we have faced profound challenges across the globe. From homes to hospitals to cities and towns, the current health crisis and calls for racial justice have touched us all, but they also made more apparent the flaws of our societies. However, it is now that we must remember that we are a people of justice united by a common thread of hope. It is hope that unites us in our calls and emails to elected officials, in our protests on the streets. It is hope that connects us to our brothers and sisters in their struggles thousands of miles away. It is hope that connects us to neighbors in solidarity when we struggle. Our keynote speaker Sr. Maria Magdalena embodies this hope and reflects what CRLN’s friends, members and allies strive to live out every day. It is this hope that brings us together to commemorate another year of work for justice and to push toward the next.
Sister Magda is originally from Zacatecas, from where she emigrated to start a religious career and join the Josefina Sisters in 1982 in Mexico City. There she began her service with boys, girls, youth and women; her mission was to lead them to a more dignified and humane life. During the earthquake in Mexico in 1985, she coordinated the shelters for affected people. She is a member of the national team of the Human Mobility Pastoral of the Mexican Episcopal Conference. Currently, she is the Director of Cafemin (House for Shelter, Training and Empowerment of Migrant and Refugee Women), as well as Coordinator of Redodem (Network of Organizations Documenting and Defending Migrants).