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Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee helps to build relationships with our Hispanic neighbors. As we learn from them and they learn from us, all profit and all recognize that we are all one. Learn more about our mission to reach out beyond boundaries.

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Immigration Spotlight

By Loretto Community / June 4, 2021 /

You’re invited to join the LACC for the next Immigration Spotlight, Friday, June 4th, at 11a.m. EDT. We’ll hear from a lawyer with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) Children’s Program. Come and learn about this great legal advocacy group and their pro bono work with immigrant children. To attend, please request a Zoom invitation through this…

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Immigration Spotlight – May 14, 2021

By Loretto Community / May 14, 2021 /

Please join us for the Immigration Spotlight Friday, May 14, 2021 from 11am to 12pm EST with co-member Molly Kammien and her colleague, Mikaela Harris, both attorneys working with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) on behalf of unaccompanied minors. Molly and Mikaela will discuss the legal process many children face upon arriving in the…

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Immigration Spotlight – April 30, 2021

By Loretto Community / April 30, 2021 /

Please join us for the Immigration Spotlight Friday, April 30, 2021 from 11am to 12pm EDT, when two of our friends and partners will update us on their situations. Bob Kee will describe current conditions for migrants and asylum seekers at the Arizona/Mexico border; Paulina Olvera Canez – whose Tijuana work Loretto is supporting financially – will…

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Immigration Spotlight – April 16, 2021

By Loretto Community / April 16, 2021 /

Please join us for the Immigration Spotlight Friday, April 16, 2021 from 11am to 12pm EST. This week’s guest speaker just returned from the Texas borderland and will share her recent experiences providing services and hospitality to the families and unaccompanied teens and children from Central America seeking safety in the United States. Kathy Bougher…

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Immigration Spotlight – April 2, 2021

By Loretto Community / April 2, 2021 /

Please join us for the next Immigration Spotlight Friday, April 2, 2021 from 11am to 12pm EST, for a discussion of “Root Causes of Migration.” Further details of the presentation will be coming soon. To attend, please request a Zoom invitation through this form.

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Immigration Spotlight – March 19, 2021

By Loretto Community / March 19, 2021 /

Please join us for the next Immigration Spotlight Friday, March 19 from 11am to 12pm EST. Julie Taylor, executive director of National Farm Worker Ministry, will join us to explore Migrant Justice.  This farm worker driven movement works to secure the fundamental human rights to dignified work, quality housing, access to transportation, access to health…

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Immigration Spotlight

By Loretto Community / March 5, 2021 /

Please join the LACC on Zoom for the next Immigration Spotlight Friday, March 5th at 11am ET. We will feature Paulina Olvera Canez, the director of Espacio Migrante, a binational community organization based in Tijuana, Mexico supporting migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Paulina will inform on the work of her organization and provide an update about the…

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Immigration Spotlight – “Harvest of Empire” discussion

By Loretto Community / February 26, 2021 /

Please join the LACC on Zoom for the next Immigration Spotlight Friday, February 26th at 11am ET. Discussion will be about the film, Harvest of Empire. This compelling documentary explores the direct connection between U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. The consequences of U.S. imperialism is our “harvest of empire.’’ You…

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LACC Spotlights Attention on Seeking Justice for Immigrants, Migrants, Farmworkers, Detainees & Asylum Seekers

By Loretto Community / February 8, 2021 /

The Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) is pleased to present its daily Facebook messages on immigration reform, support and humanitarian help at the border, migrant justice, advocacy for farm workers, detainees and asylum seekers to energize us and sustain our commitment. Every day we, the members of LACC, will bring you a new topic on Facebook.…

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Prayers for our nation

By Loretto Community / January 19, 2021 /

You are invited to join Loretto Community members, Loretto Link members, Loretto Volunteers, and our larger Loretto Community in praying for our nation; racial, immigration, and environmental justice; and our nation’s new leaders.  We will gather for 30 minutes on Zoom Tuesday, January 19th, at 6:15 p.m. EST. To request an invitation, please fill out…

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Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee Works for Justice, Acts for Peace

By Loretto Community / October 26, 2020 /

We work for justice and act for peace because the Gospel urges us. “I Am the Way,” Loretto’s Constitutions, #36 Loretto has heard the words of Pope Francis as he has worked for years to protect the rights of the immigrant. He writes: “We ourselves need to see, and then to enable others to see,…

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Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace.

By Loretto Community / April 29, 2020 /

The members of Loretto’s Latin America/Caribbean Committee (LACC) are pleased to share an edited recording and concept note of the LACC event, “Building Bridges at the Border: Working for Justice, Acting for Peace.” This event was organized with the Loretto at the UN office, Loretto volunteers and their partner, the Feminist Task Force. It was…

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