On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, AHA celebrated Justice week with a prayer service and participation from the Sisters of St. Joseph. Campus Ministry students read scripture related to justice and a Social Justice Club member shared a summary of the Justice Week activities.
So far, more than $1000 has been raised through t-shirt sales through My Sister. Almost $500 has been raised to support Breaking Free. AHA students have participated in simulations, heard statistics , watched videos and discussed human trafficking in various curricular areas.
Sister Ann Redmond, CSJ, spoke about the work of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet on human trafficking and their partnership wtih local high schools in a program called Healthy Relationships.
Finally, Sister Carolyn Puccio, CSJ, led the student body in a blessing over the Joseph bread. The ritual of blessing and sharing in the Joseph bread celebrates AHA's founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The sisters who originally founded the order in the 1600s made their own commitment to helping the women of their day.
Thank you to Megan Meckey '18, Kylie Engel '18 and the Social Justice Club for their work researching this year's topic and organizing the events of the week. For more information, contact Chris DeCrans, the Social Justice Club moderator at email@example.com.