Women ages 18-45 are invited to hear the personal stories of School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) as they explore the topic of racism from the perspective of our SSND charism, life and mission. Seeking to witness to unity in our divided world, we engage fully in the lifelong process of conversion of heart and return to love. Sisters Addie Lorraine Walker and Limeteze Pierre-Gilles will be our guests.
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About our guests:
Addie Lorraine Walker, SSND, Ph.D., has been a School Sister of Notre Dame for 40 years. She served as provincial leader of the Dallas Province of SSND for nine years (2002-2011) before the merger into the Central Pacific Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Currently, she serves as Professor of Practical/Pastoral Theology at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX.
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the widespread racial unrest in the U.S., Sister Addie Lorraine is facilitating several groups to actively identify racist policies and structures and become active, intentional antiracists.
Limétèze Pierre-Gilles was born in Haiti where she began to attend law school before moving to the U.S to join family in Florida. With undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Religious Studies, she earned a Masters in Social Work and in Women Studies and Gender Studies. She entered SSND in 2007, made Temporary Profession in 2010, and Perpetual Profession in 2016.
Now living in Towson, Maryland, Sister Limétèze works with Beyond Borders, a nonprofit organization working in Haiti hand in hand with the Haitian people to build movements to end child slavery, fight poverty, provide accessible and quality education for children, and end violence against women and girls by balancing power between men and women, boys and girls.