In early August, Palma School Campus Ministers Jim Micheletti and Mia Mirassou were named the co-recipients of the 2019-2020 ERCBNA Advocacy Person of the Year Award. The ERCBNA Blessed Edmund Rice Advocacy Person of the Year Award was created to recognize an ERCBNA School staff member who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting advocacy efforts throughout the academic year.
Their work over the past year surrounding the promotion of advocacy, social justice, and human rights has been impactful and inspirational on so many levels. Jim and Mia’s leadership in Palma’s partnership with CTF Soledad Prison has allowed Palma community members to learn invaluable lessons about injustices that plague America’s prison systems. In addition to this work, their work with and dedication to Salinas Valley’s immigrant groups and those experiencing homelessness has allowed the Palma school community to learn how to serve and advocate for truly marginalized members of our world.