Sisters of Mercy Therese Randolph and Jeanne Christensen will be the featured speakers on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, 100 Diamond St, San Francisco, California 94114. The event is part of the Justice and Peace Speaker Series in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, and the 50th anniversary of its Kansas City Province. The even will begin at 9 am and conclude at 3 pm. Lunch is included in this free event, and reservations are requested. The day will include general information on human trafficking, a video and discussion to enhance participants’ knowledge, reflection and discussion on a module created by the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, a conversation about what is happening and being done in the Bay Area and what action participants want to take.
Sister Therese RandolphSr. Therese Randolph, RSM, is an active member of the STOP SLAVERY Coalition: Northern California Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking. This group works to prevent this modern slavery through advocacy and education. She is a volunteer at Clinic By The Bay in the Excelsior District of San Francisco which serves adults without insurance. She also volunteers in the surgery waiting room at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Her previous ministries include over 15 years in parish work and many years as an educator at all levels from junior high through university.
Sr. Jeanne Christensen 01-2015Sister Jeanne Christensen, RSM currently serves as a Justice Advocate on Human Trafficking for the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri and serves on three human trafficking coalitions. Her primary responsibilities include: engaging in legislative advocacy, developing and sharing educational resources and event information, and providing links to other resources. She has made numerous presentations to varied groups and she has published related articles. In April 2015, as part of a small group, she met with staff members from the U.S. Staff Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. She also served as a panelist at a briefing for Congressional staff on the Catholic response to human trafficking. She holds a master of social work from Washington University in St. Louis. The three coalitions to which Sister Jeanne belongs are the U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking, the Coalition against Human Trafficking sponsored by the Western Missouri U.S. District Attorney’s Office, and the Mercy International Association’s Working Group on Human Trafficking.
Contact: Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S., Peace & Justice Ministry, or 816-835-0344.