Our Dominican educational model teaches students to think deeply, openly, compassionately, and critically about the world around us. How can we best identify, bring visibility to, and contribute to solving the problems that are affecting our communities & our world?
This week, as we celebrate our identity as a Catholic School in the Dominican tradition, the Upper School is participating in Intersession, where we cancel all afternoon classes so that students can take a deep-dive into important social justice issues.
Last year, students focused on environmentalism and climate change. This year, they are focusing on human trafficking and domestic violence; an issue that is of paramount importance to our sponsors, the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell.
Yesterday, Upper School students were visited by special guests Lynne Wilson-Bruchet, Victim Assistance Specialist, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigation, and Catherine LaQuaglia, Assistant Prosecutor with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit. Both guests presented their roles in the fight against Human Trafficking.
Bringing visibility to this issue and providing facts pertaining to its widespread prevalence in our society, right next door and around the world, is a mission that our Sisters share. The Caldwell Dominicans support the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking (NJCAHT) and other organizations as we work toward ending human trafficking in our State, country and the world through education, advocacy and assistance to survivors.