NASW Connecticut Awards Priest for Advocating for Hispanic Community
Cheers to the New Haven Register in Connecticut for this article about Roman Catholic priest James Manship.
The National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter recently awarded Manship its Public Citizen of the Year Award for his work fighting against police racial harassment of Hispanic residents in the St. Rose of Lima Church community.
His efforts led to an FBI investigation and the arrests of four East Haven police officers. Still, Manship says he feels uncomfortable when people call him an activist.
“I really don’t like to be called an activist. It disturbs me,” he said. “I’m not an activist. I’m a priest.”
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