RSCJ at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

From April 16-20, 2018, several RSCJ formed a delegation to attend
the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. 

Representing the Society of the Sacred Heart were: Imma De Stefanis (USC), Reyna Gonzalez (USC), Betzabeth Villanueva (PER), Sheila Smith (USC), Silvana Ferez (ARU), Chihiro Yamamoto (JPN), and Kathy Conan (USC, not pictured). Our delegation supported a group of Indigenous peoples from the Amazon (Peru, Brazil, and Ecuador), who had come to speak for the rights of water, land, and their peoples, who are all experiencing the devastating impacts of mining. It was a very rich and informative week. The RSCJ delegation who attended reflected together on the experience and decided to follow-up with each other and to plan further action.