Conversations with Sr. Camille: Mercy Sr. Alicia Zapata was inspired by working in Panama as a young woman religious and later moved to Florida to serve migrant farmworkers there.
"We have become a nation built on half-truths. We fail to tell truth that without undocumented immigrant labor we would have very little food on our nation's table."
Religious of the Cenacle Sr. Malen Java Java presented on the topic “Faces of the Family: The Overseas Filipino Workers Challenge” on the first day of the four-day conference organized by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. She discussed the plight of families whose members are scattered in different countries because that is where they can find temporary work.