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Mary Jo Leddy in Charlottetown Nov. 16

Mary Jo Leddy.
Mary Jo Leddy. - Contributed

Session to focus on welcoming refugees


Mary Jo Leddy, author, activist and founder of Romero House will be the keynote speaker at a weekend information session entitled “Welcoming refugees…do we?”

The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, 12:30 - 4 p.m., at the Murchison Centre, 17 St. Pius X Ave. in Charlottetown.

“We are delighted that Mary Jo Leddy is able to be with us,” says Bishop Grecco. “She is a highly respected defender of refugee rights and freedoms with much insight and knowledge to share.”

Leddy has been the director of Romero House in Toronto, a refuge for refugees for almost 30 years. She has authored several books highlighting her life experiences and lessons learned from journeying with refugees. She is a member of the Order of Canada and a recipient of numerous honorary doctorates.

Leddy is a much-acclaimed speaker who is thought-provoking and inspiring. She will be sharing her deep personal experiences and understanding in her talk.

Her key-note address will be followed by a panel discussion and then an opportunity to participate in a small group discussion. In this way, the afternoon promises to be most informative and engaging.

“I would encourage people to take advantage of this special opportunity to hear Mary Jo Leddy speak,” says Grecco.

“This event, with her direction, will afford an excellent exploration of the blessings and challenges of welcoming refugees into our Island communities.”

This afternoon gathering is open to people of all faiths. It is free and is anticipated to be well attended. People are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Diocesan Centre and providing their name and contact information to Jennifer Scott at 902-368-8005 or    

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