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Ramona Convent students participate in Youth Justice Forum

Last month, teams of students from 10 schools closely connected to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) Network, including Ramona Convent, gathered at Holy Names University in Oakland to meet and discuss various social justice issues. Ramona Convent students, from left, are Alyssa Macias-Orgaz, Hilda Barraza, and Kamila Campos; Sr. Anna Keim, SNJM; and Ramona Convent student Laurencia Botts.

Social justice has always been an important element of Ramona’s curriculum both inside and outside the classroom. Each grade level has a unique social justice curricular focus.

"Spending time with people different from us and who live on the margins changes us and expands our worldview,” said Sr. Anna Keim, director of Service and Social Justice. “This kind of exposure also helps us discover what breaks our hearts and what ignites our passion for change."

Last month, teams of students from 10 schools closely connected to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) Network, including Ramona Convent, gathered at Holy Names University in Oakland to meet and discuss various social justice issues. Initiated by the SNJM Justice and Peace Network, the Youth Justice Forum is an international extracurricular activity developed in 2009. It promotes collaboration between young people in the common effort to combat injustices and to work for the betterment of the world.

Students shared their experiences of justice work in their own school community and hometowns and had the opportunity to participate in shared service projects. The five-day spiritual experience was one of solidarity and fellowship among young members of the world.

Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades nine through 12. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 129 years of excellence.

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