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Be Brave

Be brave in your creativity.

September’s cooler temps perked us up and reports from brave friends refreshed our spirits. In this newsletter we celebrate the courage and creativity of our community.

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 Laura Mogollon Lee's show Looking At Footprints Along the Way opened at the Sheen Center on September 7th. Through Laura’s work we shared in her travels and her dream of travel. Her words about Venezuela and the many barriers to returning home moved those present. Our many thanks to Catholic Workers, Thompson St. Jesuit Friends, Sisters and neighbors who came to experience and celebrate Laura’s work. 

Old friends and new friends from COSECHA stayed with us September 4th – 8th as they took to the streets to defend themselves and those they love. COSECHA is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.Their action on September 5th successfully shut down Trump Tower and 5th Ave.

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We also experienced courage and creativity outside the City in the corn fields of Lancaster Pennsylvania. There women religious from the congregation of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ and the good people of Lancaster Against Pipelines erected a chapel in the pathway of the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline. Joanne and Nathan from the New York Catholic Worker squeezed in the Volvo for the trip. 

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We are inspired by these brave friends and hold their actions in our hearts. We stand with them and behind them. We celebrate them. What a time it is to be brave.

Sean McCreight