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Love Fosters Justice

Written by Grace Escobar;

March 2008

This note is to share with you the way I live out social justice everyday. Everyday I go to Our Lady of Tepeyac High School, where I teach religion to Freshwomen and Sophomores.These young women are from a low social economic class — many of them could not afford a Catholic education if it were not for O.L.T. O.L.T. has the lowest tuition in the city of Chicago — $4,500. All the girls receive financial aid in order to come to O.L.T.
The school is made-up of 85% Latinas and 15% African-American. When the African-American girls first came 8 years ago, there was a lot of drama.

In my religion class I always stress that we are sisters, part of the Christian family. In the last few years there has been less drama.

Our focus is to love God with all our heart, and our neighbor as ourselves.

Love and peace
Grace Escobar
Chicago, Illinois

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