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Mary Jean Friel CoL

Mary Jean Friel has spent her life working for the rights of migrant worker communities in the United States. She served 20 years as a community organizer on behalf of U.S. farm workers, working with legendary civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. She currently works at the Nogales-Sonora border in Arizona with immigrants, many fleeing violence in Central America. A Loretto Community Co-Member for 45 years, Mary Jean currently works with the Latin American Committee to provide U.S.-Mexico Border Immersion trips to educate groups about the plight of immigrants seeking a home in the U.S. She is the mother of three—Nathan, Michael and Carolyn—and lives in California.
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Loretto at the border

By Mary Jean Friel CoL / February 28, 2020 /

Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) has been on the front lines of the immigration crisis for many years at the Arizona border crossing between the U.S. and Mexico. LACC’s Border Experience provides interested groups the opportunity to witness the plight and the experience of U.S.-detained immigrants who have fled violence in Central America. Border Experience…

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