The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration’s Encuentro@TheBorder Team is pleased to host Joanna Williams for a discussion about the current realities at the border. “Hand in Hand: Welcoming Migrants at the Border” is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 6-7 p.m. central. Sister Katie Mitchell will host this online discussion via Zoom.
“Last fall, the FSPA Encuentro@TheBorderTeam facilitated a discussion about the lived reality on the Rio Grande,” said Sister Katie. “Now, we have the opportunity to hear from Joanna Williams, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative.”
Joanna will share the joys and challenges she encounters while serving thousands of migrants who are deported to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, or arrive feeling Central America. Arriving hungry and seeking shelter, many migrants are emotionally and psychologically shattered due to separation from their families and the struggle to navigate the hurdles of legally entering the United States.
When: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Time: 6 – 7 p.m. Central Time
Where: online via Zoom at https://bit.ly/fspaborder
This discussion will be recorded and made available at fspa.org for later viewing.
Based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration are women religious engaged in furthering the work of the Catholic church and the Gospel. Their partners in ministry, including affiliates and prayer partners, join them in service of God's mission. The sisters work in the United States and internationally in varied ministries, collaborating to minister in areas of greatest need, living the Gospel through contemplation and action.
About FSPA Encuentro@TheBorder Team
The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Encuentro@The Border group grew from FSPA’s 2017 support of immigration as an issue for the congregation to explore. “Instead of focusing merely on the meaning of ‘meet,’ we chose to educate ourselves as to the deeper significance of immigration issues, namely the needs of people who could no longer remain in their homes and countries.”