July 1, 2001
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2001 07:46:39 -0600
From: "Aubrey and Yuvonnia K. Owen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stay in there, Woman! You are right and have nothing to fear. Sheehan does not speak for the Church in New Mexico. The flap over this is only a symptom of the many problems the heirarchy has caused by not following the words of Jesus Christ, "love your neighbor as yourself." It has consistently acted fearfully, trying to please everyone. We are in the middle of a revolution of faith but the few who cling to recent past and condemn those who love are vocal. The rest of us just keep on loving & praying for insight, compassion, strength and guidance. Our lady must be smiling as she holds you close. Yuvonnia Kornegay Owen
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 12:10:24 EDT
It is both freighting and puzzling to see the
power of a misdirected mentality clothed in the church.
If there ever was a need to educate our population
regarding freedom of speech and in particular the right of the artist to create
without fear-it is now.
My best wishes for your continued artistic endeavors
and safe passage through these trying times.
b r u c e l. p a p i e r
santa fe, new mexico
Subject: La Virgen
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 13:04:10 EDT
For too long have women had to struggle to prove
they are worthy of the respect and rewards that they have worked so hard to
attain. For too long have Chicana/os been oppressed. Perhaps I agree with
your image...perhaps I do not. However, I do know that as a young woman trying
to make my place in a world full of all kinds of oppression-class, race, gender,
religious-if this image symbolizes your struggles, your voice, and your empowerment
than that is the bottom line. To take away your voice is to take away my own
and too many people forget that these days. Suerte en la lucha hermana!
Adriana C. Lopez
Stanford MEChA Co-chair 2001
M.A.Y.A Unity Center External Communications Liason/Summer Youth Program
Resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana