FAN’s Director of Advocacy and Member Relations, Sr. Marie Lucey was asked to be a part of the welcome ceremony at this year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) on April 15th. Her welcome speech is reproduced here for reference.
“I’m very humbled by being on the stage with John McCullough and William Barber—in fact by being here at all! You may be wondering, “What is the older white woman doing up there to welcome us to a gathering with a focus on racism?” Actually, I wonder myself! I think that the planning team wanted a woman and a Catholic. But the only way I can be authentic in addressing racism is to acknowledge my position of white privilege in this society. (more)