Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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Magazine article National Catholic Reporter

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DOLORES HUERTA, 72, has been awarded the $100,00 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, in recognition of almost 50 years of work for farm workers' rights. The award is sponsored jointly by The Nation Institute, a charitable organization created by owners of the Nation magazine and the Puffin Foundation, which advocates for the arts. Huerta, who cofounded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez, told NCR that she plans to use the money to train grassroots community organizers to help low-income people. In 2002 Huerta marched 165 miles from Delano, Calif., to Sacramento to demand that California Governor Gray Davis sign a mandatory mediation bill for farm workers. He did so, which many attribute to Huerta's threats of a hunger strike.

ST. ATHANASIUS PARISH in Evanston, Ill., has raised $22,000 to build Cardinal Nsubuga Memorial Senior Secondary School in Nyenga, Kenya. Their efforts were made following a plea by Fr. Charles Muhigirwa, a friend of their associate pastor, Fr. James Heyd, from their seminary days, to finance a rural six-room school on the shores of Lake Victoria near the source of the Nile River. The school is now operational and offers both secondary and technical education in woodwork and tailoring. The school was founded after realizing that one secondary school in the Uganda sub-county area could not accommodate graduating students from 27 elementary schools.

BISHOP J. RICHARD HAM, a Maryknoll missionary to Central America who served as auxiliary bishop in the St. Paul-Minneapolis diocese from 1980 until 1990, died Dec. …

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