Moving Toward Racial Equity (4-part virtual series)

01/24/2022 8:47 am

The pressing need to dismantle racism in society and within religious communities continues. The Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque invite all to join them for this four-part virtual series starting in February.

"Moving Toward Racial Equity," is a four-part series scheduled for Mondays Feb. 7, 21, March 14 and 28, via Zoom. 

Session One (February 7): How do we address our own prejudices? What do we do about ourselves? Presenter: Dr. Katrina Neeley Farren Eller, Assistant Professor of Public Relations at Loras College, Dubuque.

Session Two (February 21): How do we effectively communicate with others regarding racial injustice? A dialogue with Dave Heiar, Jackson County Economic Alliance Senior Advisor, and Anderson Sainci, Director of Shared Prosperity and Neighborhood Support, City of Dubuque.

Session Three (March 14): How does racism affect the quality of life in your neighborhood? Presenters: Dr. Mary Gitau, Associate Professor of Social Work at Clarke University, Dubuque, and Clara Lopez Ortiz, Equity Coordinator, Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, Dubuque.

Session Four (March 28): What can we do within our sphere of influence to effect necessary changes to impact systemic racism? Presenter: Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, Member of US East-West Leadership Team of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Cost: $20 per person includes all four sessions. Register online here or by calling 563.582.3592 by Friday, January 28, 2022.

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