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Resiliency in our Midst

In this second of a series of educational forums, three Adrian Dominican Sisters share lessons they have learned while creating and sustaining resilient communities.

Collage photo of Sisters Judy Byron, Maurine Barzantni, and Janet Stankowski
From left, Sisters Judy Byron, OP, Maurine Barzantni, OP, and Janet Stankowski, OP.

Judy Byron, OP – Twenty-six years ago, Sister Judy and women religious from four other congregations in the Seattle area responded to the growing problem of homelessness by building partnerships among religious, developers, and residents to create affordable housing and wrap-around services.

Maurine Barzantni, OP – In 1990, she and Sister Renee Richie, OP, began to work with the displaced and impoverished people of a remote area of the Dominican Republic to identify needs and dreams, beginning with a medicine dispensary and culminating in a K-12 school, Escuela Espíritu Santo Fe y Alegría, that has become the heart of the community.

Janet Stankowski, OP – Sister Janet’s commitment to saving the planet brought her together with Associate Patty Gillis to co-found Voices for Earth Justice, an interfaith non-profit based in Detroit that helps diverse faith communities engage in environmental action and awareness.

Space is limited, register here

August 22, 2018
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.


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