On February 8th many Religious Sisters of Charity, Associates and Volunteers attended the annual Symposium on Human Trafficking. The Religious Sisters of Charity are one of the sponsors and organizers. The theme was From Pain to Inspiration and Action. Through music, art, film and drama the role of Art in the healing process of trafficking survivors was celebrated.
One young woman survivor wrote a play, Letters from My Mother, about her trafficking experience in Los Angeles and this play was performed by students from Loyola Marymount University. One of the pieces of art displayed was a door from the Valley Family Counseling Center, which Srs. Una Connolly and Carmel Somers have led over the years. This door was decorated and scribed with messages from women who were victims of domestic violence and/or trafficked. It was a powerful testimony of the strength of women.
It was a busy month of awareness for the RSC’s in California. Click HERE to read of the many efforts that were made to reach the public.