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Carlota Duarte, RSCJ: Giving Voice to Indigenous Peoples

Carlota Duarte, founder of the Chiapas Photography Project

If it was heritage that drew Carlota Duarte, RSCJ, to southern Mexico, it was the prospect of empowering people through art that convinced her to stay. For the last twenty years, Sister Duarte has overseen the Chiapas Photography Project, which has trained more than two hundred indigenous photographers – Mayan Indians – in creative skills that are enabling them to tell their own story, building dignity and cultural pride in Mexico’s poorest state.

Betsy Hartson, RSCJ: It's about the person

Elizabeth Hartson, RSCJ

Betsy Hartson, RSCJ Class of 1955 is a living model of many of the values upon which the Religious of the Sacred Heart were founded.  Hartson has been involved in educating for over 25 years in Sacred Heart schools, but she has applied the educational mission to her efforts outside of the Society’s schools as well.  Currently, and for the past 12 years, Hartson has been the Program Director of an adult education program called Living Wages.