Out & About in the Community

Kenan Speaker Series Presents Sister Joan Chittister on the “Radical Christian Life”
Saturday, September 23 at 3pm at First Presbyterian Church of Lockport (21 Church St, Lockport)

Joan Chittister is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For 40 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor, and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the Huffington Post.

Sister Joan’s talk will draw from her newest book, Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life. Booksigning immediately following with limited books available for purchase. Advance registration is strongly recommended by calling 716-433-2617. The event is free to the public; at will donations graciously accepted. Generous funding is provided by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

Learn Together about Systemic Racism Workshop by Crossroads
Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9am – 4:30pm at Gates Presbyterian Church, Rochester

The purpose of this workshop is to explore racism as a systemic, institutional problem of power that goes beyond personal prejudice. The workshop is free, thanks to funding and encouragement from the Synod of the Northeast. Participants will be introduced to a strategic methodology that can assist people to effectively organize to dismantle racism in their institutions. Workshop leaders are ministers who are trainer/organizers from Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. Lunch and snacks will be served. Carpooling is encouraged. As the event gets closer, we will register together as a presbytery. Watch for more details.