Entries by Katie Burns, Liz Nies, and Julie Whitmore

Building Solidarity, Not Walls, at John Carroll University

At John Carroll University, a mock border wall and surrounding events promote dialogue, education, and awareness around immigration realities.

Katie Burns, Liz Nies, and Julie Whitmore

Katie Burns, Liz Nies, and Julie Whitmore are students at John Carroll University.

Katie Burns is a senior, double majoring in Accountancy and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. She is from Buffalo, NY but will be remaining in Cleveland after graduation to start as a Tax Associate at PwC. However, she will remain an advocate for social justice.

Liz Nies is a senior Sociology major from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is minoring in Political Science and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. Following graduation, she is hoping to get her master’s degree in Social Work and enter the foster care and adoption field.

Julie Whitmore is a junior political science major along with entrepreneurship minor from Cleveland, Ohio. She is involved in fair trade projects, went on an immersion to Nicaragua that focused on fair trade and workers’ rights, and works closely with peace, justice, and human rights events on campus. She looks forward to her commitment to social justice and peace for her last year at John Carroll.