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What Binds the Racial Justice and Prolife Movements Together?

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Topic: What Binds the Racial Justice and Prolife Movements Together?

Speaker: Gloria Purvis

Date and time: October 8, 2020 at 2pm

Description: Catholics should be able to talk about both racism and abortion without marginalizing either of these issues. In this conversation with nationally-recognized leader Gloria Purvis, participants will reflect on the animating principle of both movements — the dignity and respect of the human person — and discuss the commonality of the attacks both movements face — dehumanization, misrepresentation, and fear mongering. Participants will explore how the ministries in the Church can and should work together to build a Civilization of Love.

Bio: Gloria Purvis is a host of EWTN’s Morning Glory radio show. Gloria graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. She has served as Chairperson of the Culture of Life Committee and Coordinator of the Young Adult Association at Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. and on the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council for the Archdiocese of Washington.

Gloria is a Board Member for the Northwest Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home in Washington, D.C. and an Advisory Board Member on the Maryland Catholic Conference’s Respect for Life Department. She serves on the National Black Catholic Congress’ Leadership Commission on Social Justice. She is the Chairperson for Black Catholics United for Life which seeks to increase the size and strength of active Black Catholics participating in the pro-life movement.