Weisenbeck spoke with Global Sisters Report about winning the award and the particular role women religious can play in ending human trafficking.
GSR: How did you find out you had won the Roberta Zurn Award?
Weisenbeck: The executive director from the Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse gave me a phone call. That’s how I found out about it. And, of course, I was very pleased about it — who wouldn’t be? I’m really happy that women and women’s organizations are taking up the cause of human trafficking. I think that they raise the issue through the awards that they give and the efforts they support.
Roberta Zurn was an educator. I never knew her, but it impresses me that she was an educator, and I think that highlighting the issue of human trafficking by giving the award to someone who’s involved in that work supports her goal of education in the world. Education is so important.
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