St. Charles Social Justice members showed up today to join others from the community in celebration of the demolition of what was once the notorious Sugar Shack strip club. The Shack was known to be a place of drugs and sexual slave trafficking. In it's place Hacienda CDC plans to develop 140 units of housing and community space. After the community rallied to shut down the strip club and then buy the property, Living Cully has been using the Space for various community enhancing programs and anti displacement organizing efforts. St. Charles and Living Cully have used the building to hold our monthly mobile home organizing meetings. These meetings will now take place across the street in the existing Hacienda building. It was a beautiful experience to see so many amazing women demolishing, what had been for so many years, a place of exploitation of girls and women! GOOD JOB TEAM!! and a huge thank you to Living Cully and all the community organizations that played a part in making this possible!
Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. This commitment arises from our experiences of Christ in the Eucharist.
St. Vincent DePaul