“Radically Transforming Community”
July 8-10, 2022
Event 2022 was held July 8-10, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. While there we addressed what it would look like to belong to a diverse, compassionate and engaged community in the spirit of unifying love. This in-person and virtual gathering was an opportunity not only to talk about community but to experience it as well.
Olga Marina Segura is a writer and the opinion editor at National Catholic Reporter. She is also the author of a landmark book – Birth of A Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church – examining the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement and the Catholic Church’s involvement with slavery. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Latino Rebels, Shondaland, Sojourners, Refinery29, and The Revealer.
Sr. Lynn M. Levo, CSJ, PhD, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a licensed psychologist, lecturer and consultant. Earning her PH.D. from the University of New York at Albany, she completed her clinical training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Lynn has focused her professional life around helping communities foster healthy relationships.
Nina DuBose graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola Marymount University (LMU). She developed a passion for community through her involvement with the Casa de la Mateada Study Abroad Program, Marians Service Organization, and LMU’s Center for Service and Action. During her year with the St. Joseph Worker’s Los Angeles program, she was a case manager for unhoused individuals at St. Joseph Center.
Dr. Siabhan May-Washington: A Sisters of St. Joseph associate, Dr. Siabhan May-Washington is the president of St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. Siabhan serves on the Board of Directors for Ability KC, a therapeutic rehabilitation institute serving children and adults with disabilities. Her professional work has drawn numerous recognitions, including the 2020 Lift Up Her Excellence Award.
Casper ter Kuile: Author of The Power of Ritual, Casper brings people together to help create a world of joyful belonging. Earning a Master’s in Divinity and Public Policy from Harvard, Casper served as the Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School from 2016-21. Casper is the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, co-creator of the Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, and co-author of How We Gather.
Thuy Tran: A well respected community leader, Thuy Tran, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Orange, is a healthcare advocate for vulnerable communities. A member of the Mission Integration team with Providence St. Joseph Hospital, Sister Thuy launched the LOVE Project (Love Our Vulnerable and Elderly). Partnering with Asian American community organizations, the LOVE Project helped serve the needs of the elderly and isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.