Sister Donna Liette is a Restorative Justice Practitioner and the Director of Women’s Programming at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation. She lives and ministers on Chicago’s South Side, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Sister Donna provides safe spaces, such as the Mothers Circle, for women who have lost children to violence and incarceration to share their stories and find support, healing, and hope. The Mothers Circle is one of several programs of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, which serves young people, families, and community members affected by violence and incarceration.
Sister Richelle Friedman is Director of Public Policy at the Coalition on Human Needs, in Washington, D.C. The Coalition promotes public policies that address the needs of low-income people and other vulnerable groups. It is an alliance of national organizations including civil rights, religious, labor, and professional organizations, service providers, and others concerned with the well-being of children, women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
Sister Joan Dawber founded LifeWay Network in 2007 to provide safe housing for survivors of human trafficking in the New York City area. LifeWay operates homes where over 100 women from 34 countries have found safe shelter and the resources needed to reclaim their lives and independence.
Sr. Anne Victory has led efforts against human trafficking for over a decade. She helped to establish the Collaborative to End Human Trafficking in 2007. One result of the Collaborative’s work is that over 60 agencies in NE Ohio–law enforcement, health care, social services, and others—are now connected to weave a safety net for the men, women, and children who are victims of human trafficking. Sister Anne is Director of Education at the Collaborative, and her background includes extensive experience as a nurse clinician, educator, and administrator.