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Sr Dolores Sanchez

Organizer: Environmental Justice/”EJ” Team

A Mexican American Franciscan Sister (aka “Franciscans for Earth”), Sister Dolores Sanchez came on board with MCU January 2021. As part of the Environmental Justice/”EJ” Team (also referred to as environmental racism when it’s built into the systems of society), her focus is on building up teams of leaders in St. Louis’ Latinx communities to respond to the needs of that community and to participate in EJ which affects them and their families. Along with that, she will be working to build leaders in the Catholic churches with coworker Beth Gutzler, as well as organizations in South City where she recently served as Pastoral Associate for St. Anthony of Padua Church over the last seven years.

Her goal is to become a trainer so as to multiply the number of trained, committed leaders of both English and Spanish-speakers and strengthen MCU’s efforts for the common good. She’s making progress toward this goal, having served as an evaluator for Gamaliel’s National Training and beginning to do local trainings in both English and Spanish. Her attitude echoes that of the Latinx community: “Si, se puede! Yes, we can!”

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