On this week’s episode of JustLove, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan will speak with two guests covering Heroic Representation on the Big Screen During Black History Month.
Dominique R. Jones, Executive Director of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Harlem, will be talking to Msgr. Sullivan about her work at the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, and particularly – during this Black History Month 2018 – a very successful GoFundMe Campaign that was initiated to raise $10,000 to enable 300 children who go to the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem and their chaperones to see positive heroic representation on the big screen in the just-released blockbuster film by Disney-Marvel “Black Panther”, and wound up raising over $50,000 – more than 5 times its original goal.
Father Tom Smith, OFM Conv., Director of the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, New Mexico, will be talking to Msgr. Sullivan about a decision that he and his Franciscan brothers made last year to take in and provide “sanctuary” – which those at the Holy Cross Retreat Center refer to as “Franciscan Hospitality” – to undocumented individuals and families who fear of immediate deportation by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and what the experiences of those currently living under these circumstances at the Holy Cross Retreat Center have been.