By Sister Linda Werthman, RSM
September 28, 2014
The town hall meeting in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work was for me the finish of a day of contrast and yet similarity of desire for our democracy.
Sister Mary Ellen Gondeck CSJ has captured our time in Flint, Michigan, with people who are using their creativity and energy to earn a living, feed their families, and contribute to the common good of their community. The concerns I heard from them were employment, security and drugs.
At the end of day, gathered in the town hall in Ann Arbor I heard employment as the same concern, but from a different aspect of the same lens. Young people who in their senior year are faced with the burden of student loans are constrained as to where to find...