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1. Year One of the Maryland Catholic Labor Network   


Clayton Sinyai, US Catholic Labor Network; Fr. Ty Hullinger, St. Anthony, St. Dominic, & Most Precious Blood; Chuck Hendricks, Unite Here; Maureen Daly, Maryland Catholic Labor Network


Over the past year, the Catholic Labor Network, a national CCHD Strategic Grant Recipient, has worked with area Catholic social justice advocates to build a Maryland chapter. The Maryland CLN has worked to promote justice for ticket sellers at the Strathmore, secure right to recall for hotel workers in Baltimore, and launch a dialogue between labor and the Maryland Catholic Conference. Join us to learn more about the historic first year of the MD Catholic Labor Network and what we are fighting for in the MD 2022 Legislative session.

4. ABC’s of Social Justice

Johnny Zokovitch, Pax Christi USA


Back by popular demand, this workshop describes the basic principles of social justice based on Catholic Social Teaching. Participants will explore these basic principles directed at the local parish community, and how to incorporate these principles into daily parish life, such as through liturgy, social mission, cooperation with other like-minded groups, and otherwise.

7. Right to Counsel for Renters

Matt Hill, Esq., Maryland Public Justice Center


A crucial issue for low income renters is the guaranteed right to counsel for those who face legal action and potential eviction from landlords. Most low income renters in Baltimore City and Baltimore County do not have counsel to represent them, and consequently are at a severe disadvantage in court appearances. This workshop will discuss the right to counsel for renters, local and State legislation concerning this right, and prospective programs that can be developed.

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2. Somos Todos Parte del Plan(eta) de Dios: el Compromiso de la Iglesia de los Estados Unidos con el Plan de Acción Laudato Si del Papa Francisco – Sobre el Cuidado de Nuestra Casa Común


Paz Artaza-Regan, La Alianza Católica para el Clima

¿Cómo nos comprometemos y cómo podemos actuar sobre las enseñanzas de Laudato Si ’y cómo cuidamos a la creación? ¿Cómo puede su familia, su parroquia, su escuela, su diócesis participar en la del Vaticano? En esta sesión exploraremos el llamado del Papa Francisco a cuidar nuestro hogar común y a intercambiaremos ideas sobre cómo dar vida a Laudato Si’ en nuestras comunidades.

3. CCHD: Dreams from the Past and Dreams for the Future

Marge Trenkle, Catholic Campaign for Human Development


Come and hear about how CCHD has impacted social justice ministry in our country and archdiocese in the past and dream with us about the future.

5. Dreaming of a Church that is Inclusive and Welcoming to LGBTQ+ Catholics

Panel of LGBTQ+ Catholics, Families and Allies


In the Spirit of Pope Francis and Synodality, let us join the voices of all LGBTQ+ Catholics, Families, & Allies to share our “Dream for a Church that is loving, inclusive, and welcoming!” All Are Welcome Parish Ministry is committed to making that dream become a reality. Also, meet Fr. Matt Buening, recently appointed as the Coordinator of Pastoral Care for the LGBTQ+ Community of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

6. Rooted In Justice: Together Beyond Our Parish

Sherita Thomas, Office of Black Catholic Ministries - Archdiocese of Baltimore; Darron C. Woodus, Holy Family Randallstown


Where we are today as Black Catholics in Baltimore, rooted in social justice, charged with the mission of evangelization and oneness in the church today.

8. Atención Pastoral para los Inmigrantes. Liderazgo, Acompañamiento y Servicio

Silvia Peart, PhD; Fernando Paniagua, PhD; Pat Jones


Esta sesión inspirará, involucrará y fortalecerá a todos aquellos interesados en la Pastoral Migratoria. Partiremos desde los fundamentos del Evangelio que nos impulsa a dar la bienvenida al extranjero y a trabajar por el bien común de todas las personas dentro de nuestra Iglesia. Los participantes de esta sesión tendrán la oportunidad de revisar y discutir proyectos concretos que se han llevado a cabo en parroquias del área para poder pensar en iniciativas concretas que ellos mismos puedan liderar en sus parroquias.

9. Equity Now: Unconscious Bias and Baltimore’s Equity Mission


Dana Moore, Chief Equity Officer for the City of Baltimore


Baltimore City is hyper focused on assuring that access to opportunity and services is equitable. What does that mean, how is this being accomplished, and how can you be part of the effort? Attendees will get the answers to these questions and, have a roadmap for co-creating equity right where they are.