Calia Kammer has spent a number of years working with people experiencing homelessness, including directly in encampments, on the streets, and in transitional homes for families. She has lived in various Catholic Worker houses of hospitality. She currently lives in Santa Cruz, where she works with pregnant people experiencing homelessness and volunteers with local grassroots groups. Calia loves riding bikes, making soup to share, and planting unsolicited gardens.
Jo Buckley currently serves as the secretary for the Board of Santa Cruz Bread and Roses. In the past, she has been a live-in worker for Casa Colibrí Catholic Worker, a middle school teacher, and youth activist coordinator. Her current work revolves around prison abolition, transformative justice, and redesigning public safety. She is honored to have known the Bread and Roses team for many years and is continually inspired by the hope and energy they bring the Santa Cruz community.
David DeCosse, the Treasurer of Bread and Roses Catholic Worker House, has lived in Santa Cruz since 2008 and is a parishioner at Holy Cross Church. He has been a friend of the Catholic Worker movement for years. In particular, since 2014 he has spent substantial time living and working with the Los Angeles Catholic Worker community and at their residence in Boyle Heights and at their soup kitchen (known as the Hippie Kitchen) on Skid Row. Since 2002 he has worked at Santa Clara University, where he is on the staff of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and teaches in the Religious Studies Department. He has written and edited numerous works on Catholic social thought. When he's not hanging out with Calia and Jo and the Bread and Roses team, he loves swimming and bicycling and jazz and the Golden State Warriors.
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