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placeholder August 10, 2015   •   VOL. 53, NO. 14   •   Oakland, CA

Brianna Marron, Holy Names High School campus minister, left, and students Ireland Clare Kennedy, Itza Bonilla-Hernandez and Cara Seamount in front of the SNJM General Administration Building in Longueuil, Quebec.
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Holy Names students inspired at Youth Justice Forum

Three students from Holy Names High School, Oakland recently returned from the third annual Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Youth Justice Forum held in Montréal, Canada, July 15 to 20. They returned aware, informed and inspired to share and to act on what they learned about social justice issues.

The students Itza Bonilla-Hernandez, Ireland Clare Kennedy and Cara Seamount — along with 40 students from SNJM sister schools across the world — participated in a week of intensive activities designed to empower the young women to become activists for social justice in their community.

The students attended presentations, participated in cultural exchange activities, volunteered in the greater Quebec province, and prayed together. Forum attendees gained a deeper understanding of the SNJM corporate stances on human trafficking, immigration and water.

"Our students had an amazing time and learned so much," said HNHS campus minister Brianna Marron. "Itza, Ireland and Cara are very excited to return to HNHS in August and put their learning into action by informing the student body and breathing new life into our social justice programs."

Seamount said, "I thought the forum was amazing. … It totally motivated me to make a change. My favorite part was meeting girls from so far away and learning that we are all united by the charism of the Sisters of the Holy Names. It was incredible to hear the personal experiences of how difficult it was for the students from Lesotho to get water. It was an incredible experience and definitely got me excited about social justice and faith-based activism."

 
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