3rd Annual Maura Clarke-Ita Ford Dinner

May 10, 2017 @ 6:30PM — 9:30PM

Celebrating Our 24th Year Serving the Community of Bushwick

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Purchase your tickets today - All proceeds will benefit the Maura Clarke-Ita Ford Center @ Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow

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Please join us at the Red Rose Restaurant for some terrific homemade Italian food, while supporting a cause which is vital to enabling immigrant women in achieving their personal and professional goals in the United States. All proceeds benefit the MCIF Center @ OBT, and will directly assist our students as they learn English.

This year's dinner features a special reading by Eileen Markey, author of "A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura."

A Radical Faith depicts the life of Sr. Maura Clarke, from her early life growing up in an Irish immigrant family in Queens, to her life as a missionary in Nicaragua and El Salvador, and ultimate martyrdom in 1980. From the book's summary, "A Radical Faith is an intimate portrait of one woman's spiritual and political transformation, and her courageous devotion to justice."

About MCIF: MCIF was founded to carry on the legacy of Maryknoll Sisters Maura Clarke and Ita Ford – who were murdered while working as missionaries in El Salvador. Their devotion to assisting disadvantaged women, and their work in education and community organizing, inspired MCIF's creation, which has assisted thousands of women in bettering their lives. Each year, more than 150 women come to the MCIF Center @ OBT to learn English to make a better life for themselves and their families. They come from diverse countries with diverse cultures, but at MCIF, they are family – encouraging each other as they build their lives as new Americans.