Sister Karina Conrad, along with Sisters Ana Lydia Sonera Matos and Marise Hrabosky, organized our participation in Pittsburgh’s March for Our Lives event on March 24.
An estimated 30,000 people took to the streets in downtown Pittsburgh. The event—created, inspired and led by students across the country—was in response to the February 14 mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. Through their efforts, the students and their supporters hoped to urge Congress to reduce gun violence and increase school safety.
The Pittsburgh event was a coordinated effort to stand in solidarity with those who were marching in Washington, D.C., and cities nationwide on the same day.
“Common sense gun laws are a social justice issue. As Sisters of Divine Providence, Marie de La Roche Province , we promote peace and justice. I hope to continue to support the youth of our nation who are affected by gun violence,” said Sister Karina.