Notes from The OPJCC Director
Every year the United Nations (UN) pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group targeted violence. One-hundred eighty-nine governments participated in writing and signing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 1995, and according to UN Women, it is the “most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights.
World Day of Social Justice is Feb. 20, 2021. The United Nations states, “We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.”
Every year the United Nations (UN) pays tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group targeted violence.
Keeping in mind that the Sisters of Charity made a Congregational Stand to abolish human trafficking in October 2015, and the Associates supported that Stand, consider making a personal commitment in 2021 to take action to end human trafficking.
Today, Jan. 11, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and begins a month-long effort to raise awareness and bring an end to human trafficking. In October 2015 the Sisters of Charity made a Congregational Stand to abolish human trafficking, and the Associates supported that Stand. …
In reverence of the World Day of Peace on January 1, 2021, the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops has offered the following abbreviated prayer for us…
National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is Dec. 21. It is a day to remember our sisters and brothers who have died without secure housing and to commit to work for changes in our communities so that no others will die without a home.
December 2, 2020 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as forced labor, bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, sex trafficking, child soldering and organ trafficking.
Since 1981, activists have marked Nov. 25 as a day against violence toward women. This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of three Mirabal Sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
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