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Stop Racism
Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop
and Book Studies
Advocacy Workshop: Sponsored by the IK Lutheran Synod Racial Justice Team.
Have you ever wanted to reach out to your local, state, and national representatives, but not been sure how? Wondered if your voice even matters on issues important to you? It does! Your representatives want to hear from you; they want to know what you support, what matters to you and your communities of faith! In this training, we will learn, from members of the Interfaith Action Network in Indiana and the League of Women Voters in Kentucky, how to reach out to our representatives in writing, phone calls, and setting up meetings to talk with them. Learn skills and tools to use to have these valuable conversations with the elected officials who represent you, our communities, states and country. Thursday, August 12, 6:00 – 7:30 (CDT)/7:00 – 8:30 (EDT): Please register in advance:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdeqorjIuHNyho0v5LigsjxtL1Cc2PUhg Contact Pastor Joy Heine at [email protected] for questions or additional information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Messiah Lutheran, Brownsburg, IN is began a book study on July 19, 2021, on “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menakem. Anyone from the synod who is interested in participating may join them. Meetings will be by ZOOM on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m. Central), following this schedule: July 19 – through Ch 5; July 26 – through Ch 11; Aug 2 – through Ch 17; Aug 9- through the end. The group will discuss what ideas are important to participants, body practice experiences, and Re-memberings at the end of the chapters. Here’s a link for more details about the book:
If you would like to participate, please contact Julie Oehme, who is the coordinator and will send you the Zoom meeting information.

A Service of Commemoration, Reconciliation, and Restoration by the Indiana-Kentucky Synod Racial Justice Team

May 25, 2021

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