The Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement presents “From Hitmen to Hope: Life Blooms Anew in the Amazon,” a facilitated discussion about positive developments in the Amazon following the murder of activist Sr. Dorothy Stang.
The Dorothy Stang Center is located on the campus of (NDNU), 1500 Ralston Ave. in Belmont.
Binka le Breton, Stephanie Demaree and Sr. Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN will discuss sustainability with an ethical aim, focusing specifically on the Amazon rainforest and programs that have emerged to help its people as a result of the work of Sr. Dorothy Stang, as well as the global implications of Brazil’s social and environmental health.
Binka le Breton is an award-winning author and human rights activist. She founded the Iracambi Atlantic Rainforest Research and Conservation Center in Brazil with her husband Robin le Breton. Her books include “The Greatest Gift: The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang” (2008) and “Where the Road Ends” (2010).
Stephanie Demaree is an assistant adjunct instructor in the School of Education and Leadership at NDNU. Her doctoral research is an exploration into the ways in which approaches to sustainability with an ethical aim may influence development and education endeavors.
Sister Roseanne Murphy, SNDdeN is the special assistant to the president for development at NDNU. Her book, “Martyr of the Amazon: The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang,” tells the story of how one courageous woman worked tirelessly for the rights of the poor and the preservation of the Amazon rain forest.