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Sister Diane Smith, CSJ

Diane Smith, CSJ is a native Californian who grew up on a farm, which instilled in her a lifelong care of the Earth. Observing the Braceros who came through to harvest crops, she developed an awareness and empathy for migrants struggling to provide for their families. As a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, she responds to the call of nonviolent advocacy, education and action on issues that affect the dignity of God’s people and the environment.

A smiling group of a sister and three Black men.

I did not know what I did not know.

In light of the current Black Lives Matter Movement, many memories flooded back from my experience of the 1965 Watts riots. This was a time of awakening and conversion for me. Until the riots, I did not know what I did not know.