Holy Names Academy Commits to Social-Justice Education

As a school founded by the Sisters of Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Holy Names Academy focuses on a social-justice education. Our faculty equips students with the knowledge and tools necessary for them to positively impact their community. Every year, members of the senior class conduct research on an issue and create a video that educates people on ways to combat the problem. Last year, Ivy Hawksford ’18, a passionate advocate of environmental protection, addressed the Cape Town water crisis and ways to fight it. The Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center’s Just Video Contest honored Ivy for her work, and that of several other HNA students.

To view the Just Video Contest winners and finalists, please use the link below.

We are also proud to have Sister Mary Annette Dworshak, SNJM work with seniors in her Contemporary Problems course to find their voice in fighting for social justice. Students learn about the SNJM Corporate Stands on human trafficking, immigration reform, and access to clean water for all, then identify topics that inspire them to act. Recently, Sister Mary Annette shared a reflection on her commitment to encouraging student autonomy and to fostering young activists in her classroom. To read her reflection, please use the link below.

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