Tag Archives: Economic Justice

Interview with Gaby in La Voz Latina

Gaby Bandini, new ESPERA Business Facilitator, was recently interviewed for an article in La Voz Latina, a Spanish language newspaper for the Latino community in St. Paul and Minneapolis where Mary’s Pence offices are located. We have translated the article … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Children Gone?

Sr. Pat Rogucki, Mary’s Pence Board member, has been traveling in Central America for the past 26 years. She has an intimate knowledge of the people and culture there. In this post, she reflects on the tactics used in Mexico … Continue reading

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Meet Mary’s Pence: Paige

Good morning donors, grantees, and other Mary’s Pence supporters! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Paige King and I am excited to announce that I have recently assumed my new role as the … Continue reading

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ESPERA Assembly in Suchitoto, El Salvador

Mary’s Pence established the ESPERA program in 2008 as a way to create economic development and empower women by partnering with existing women’s networks in Central America, Mexico and Haiti and giving them the tools they need to lift themselves … Continue reading

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Grantee Spotlight: Focus on Haiti

Empowering women to make changes in their lives and communities is one of the core methods by which we accomplish our work at Mary’s Pence. We’ve seen that women’s empowerment is key to helping a society or community flourish. One … Continue reading

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Sister Maureen and the “Visión Grande” – My Notes from the Encuentro: Part 1

Mary’s Pence’s fiscal year ends on June 30th. As the Mary’s Pence Development Liaison, this is the closest my job comes to finished momentarily — “finished” being a VERY relative term.  It seems like a fitting time to take a … Continue reading

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Simone Campbell at DNC: ‘I am my Sister’s Keeper’

“Yes, we have nuns on a bus and a nun on the podium,” Sr. Simone Campbell, director of Network, shouted to the crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., according to the Wall Street Journal. Nuns … Continue reading

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Continuing the Conversation on “Women Having It All”

The furor seems to have faded over Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in the July/August 2012 Atlantic, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” Slaughter article in Atlantic I hope we can continue talking about the central point of the article–not whether women … Continue reading

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Notes from Nicaragua: Kitty Madden Remembers

The following post is from former Mary’s Pence board member, Kitty Madden, of Casa Materna – Mary Ann Jackman in Nicaragua: It was my friend Cindy Starr who first introduced me to the wonderful work of Mary’s Pence in 2001. … Continue reading

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Grantee Update: International Partners in Mission

The following post is from Jean Ann Sekerak, Managing Director for Mission Effectiveness & Strategic Initiatives IPM : It started ten years ago with a group of women who shared a common vision.  A group of women in Zaragoza, El … Continue reading

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