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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.