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Women religious join those bringing attention to Day of Justice for murdered Honduran activist

Source: 
Global Sisters Report
Date: 
Wed, 06/15/2016
Type: 
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URL: 
http://globalsistersreport.org/news/environment/women-religious-join-those-bringing-attention-day-justice-murdered-honduran

by Chris Herlinger

Editor's note: This story was updated June 15 at 3:20 p.m. following the Justice4Berta event in New York City.

Women religious in the United States, Honduras and across the world have long worked to resolve issues of violence, environmental injustice and indigenous rights — themes all converging in the commemoration June 15 of a prominent Honduran environmental activist assassinated earlier this year in Honduras.

In the Line of Fire

Source: 
KPFA, 94.1FM: Terra Verde
Date: 
Fri, 06/17/2016
Type: 
Audio
URL: 
https://kpfa.org/episode/terra-verde-june-17-2016/

As the pressure on natural resources grows across the world, grassroots environment rights defenders are increasingly under fire — on average two people are killed every week defending their land and environment.

Sharing Insights: Smith's Steinem Initiative Hosts Conversation for Women Organizers

Source: 
Grécourt Gate: Smith College News
Date: 
Fri, 06/17/2016
Type: 
Print
URL: 
http://www.smith.edu/news/gloria-wilma-school-2016/

In her daily life as a labor organizer, Caitlin DuBois ’13 says she is “constantly in motion.”

There is little time to pause and reflect on the work she is doing for the New England chapter of UNITEHere!, a union representing thousands of mostly female workers in industries ranging from food services to textiles.

That’s why DuBois is looking forward to attending the second annual Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers June 20-23 at Smith.