Refugee, Immigration Experts Demonstrate Social Justice

A refugee of civil war and genocide in Sudan joined two regional experts on migrants and undocumented Americans to personify social justice for Notre Dame College students.

Social Justice
Louise Prochaska and Akol Madut

Akol Madut, considered one of the PBS-coined “lost boys of Sudan,” was one of three recent speakers in the TH450: Social Justice class of Louise Prochaska, Ph.D., professor of theology and women’s studies at the College.

Sr. Rita Mary Harwood, SND, who is secretary for parish life in the Diocese of Cleveland and works with the Catholic Charities Office for Migrants and Refugees, also educated the Notre Dame students on the current state and policy history of refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S.

In addition, Jeff Stewart from the Ohio Catholic Conference, an agency to assist migrant workers in rural Ohio, conveyed stories and statistics about undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America.

“The importance of educating our students on social justice issues is reinforced and exemplified by the real life experiences and professional expertise of speakers such as these,” Prochaska said.

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