Friday, November 11, 2016
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:
Astrid Bennett Gutierrez
Astrid Bennett Gutierrez is the President and Co-Founder of The VIDA Initiative, a national organization to train and activate Latino leaders for the pro-life movement. Previously, she spent nine years as a pregnancy center director in Los Angeles and helped thousands of Latinas to choose life for their babies.
Astrid has spoken at conferences internationally on the issue of Latino-targeting by the abortion industry. For the past ten years, she has mentored Latino leaders to end abortion in their communities in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She currently hosts pro-life television and radio programs for EWTN and Guadalupe Radio where she exhorts Latinos nation-wide to join the pro-life movement.
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES:
Erika Sierra is a native of Mexico and blessed to be from a large and united family of eight. As a professional woman now living and working in the United States, she is the proud mother of 12 year old Nadia. As a devoted Catholic, who has a strong passion for the ministry of life, she has devoted the past four years to educating and sharing the message of life within the Hispanic community as a member of the Right to Life of Michigan Hispanic Leadership Committee.
Erika considers her late grandmother, Maria Moreno, who had a total of sixteen pregnancies, to be her most inspiring example of love and respect for all human life.