The Upcoming SOMOS Puerto Rico Conference and Reflections on Attending the recent Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about his upcoming trip to Puerto Rico and the Trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares.

New York State Assembly Woman Carmen De La Rosa for the 72nd District of the New York State Assembly joins us to talk about her work in the New York State Assembly and about her advocacy on behalf of both the documented and undocumented immigrant community in New York State. She will be attending the SOMOS Conference taking in Puerto Rico: SOMOS is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c) 3 dedicated to raising awareness and advocating on behalf of the Latino community in collaboration with the New York State Assembly and Senate Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force. The conference will focus on the on-going crisis that Puerto Rico faces, and to educate participants on how to become advocates of positive change and action to address these challenges.

George B. Horton is the Director of the Department of Social and Community Development of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. George recently attended the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 – seven anti-nuclear activists who were inspired by their Catholic faith to protest nuclear weapons and the logic of mutually assured destruction to break into the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base down in Georgia on April 4, 2018 to symbolically turn “swords into plowshares” as in the words of the Prophet Isaiah. George shares his experience of attending the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Trial down in the Federal Court House in Brunswick, Georgia, as well as sharing what the reaction was of those in the courtroom – including the 7 Kings Bay Plowshares Defendants themselves – when the guilty verdict delivered by the jury in the trial was read on October 24th.

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