Sisters Sponsor “Moving Toward Racial Equity” Series

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The Sisters of St. Francis and their sponsored ministries are sponsoring a 4-part Zoom series titled, “Moving Toward Racial Equity.” Hear from local community leaders as they respond to racial inequities and offer ways to effect change in our homes, community, and nation.

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? With 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 address 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 is $20 per person and includes all four sessions (single sessions are not available for purchase). Register online at or by calling 563.582.3592 by Friday, January 28, 2022.