November 09, 2015, Tara García Mathewson
In 1988, not long after Dominican Sr. Patricia Siemen graduated from law school, she worked for a nonprofit that was preparing to build affordable housing for farmworkers in south Florida.
She opened a TEDxJacksonville talk in 2013 with the story of how environmental activists fought the project’s development in defense of the Florida scrub-jay. Siemen’s employer hoped to purchase land that was apparently an occasional habitat of the bird. Read more