Schools Justice Network Executive Committee Inaugurated
Congratulations to all the participants from the first-ever ERCBNA JPIC Conference: Schools Justice Network. We launched a new venture with this gathering and are on the way to strengthening the Schools Justice Network under the direction of the newly formed Executive Committee. The Committee members met briefly at the conclusion of the Conference and made plans to convene again soon. The outcomes of the Conference are being collated by the Office of Educational Services for distribution toward the end of May.
The members of the Committee (clockwise )
Bernie Kully, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Tom Gambardella, Bishop Hendricken HS, Warwick, Rhode Island
Daniel Alfredo Devincenzi , Cardinal Newman College, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Douglas Romanik, Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame HS, Miami, Florida
Maureen Kiers, Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle, NY
Tom Schutte, O’Dea High School, Seattle, Washington
We will update the website periodically to keep people informed. Please send any inquiries via email to the JPIC office: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Steering Committee for our Schools Justice Network met again on March 5, 2009, to continue plans for the April 2009 Conference at the Hampton Inn in New Orleans. We are happy to report that Br. Juan Casey, Regional Coordinator for Latin America is making preparations to have representation from that region. We are delighted to note that Br. Bosco Wakeham from St. Mary’s Academy in Dominica , West Indies is making arrangements to have a staff member join us for the Conference. We have assurances that Br. Brian Bond and Br. Moy Hitchen of Edmund Rice International in Geneva, Switzerland have made plans to be with us as well. This event will be the launch of a new initiative to secure a platform of support for Justice and Eco-Justice efforts in all these institutions. JPIC representatives in each of the schools have been alerted and we will be in touch again with participants by mail toward the end of March with further details about travel to New Orleans. Representatives from the local community will accompany us on a visit to the areas of New Orleans most affected by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. We expect over 4o participants from 26 ministry sites to be with us for the Conference. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Cawley at email@example.com or Sr. Pat Ells at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will design a mission statement and and Executive Committee to carry this work forward following our gathering.
Conference dates: April 28, 29, 30 and May 1.