January 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm
College Mennonite Church
Goshen College Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Workshops and lectures @ College Mennonite Church

Get Ready Now!  Nonviolent Direct Action Skills and Faith for the Long-Haul Struggle for Justice.
Featuring: Sarah Thompson, M.Div.
12:00-1:15 p.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Humanizing the enemy and tending to the trauma.
Featuring: Amela Puljek-Shenk
12:00-1:15 p.m., Koinonia Room

Open Space Process on Organizing Across Historic Divisions in Elkhart County.
Featuring: Connie Caiceros and Jason Shenk
1:30-2:45 p.m., Koinonia Room

Community leaders from the People’s History of Elkhart organization will share about organizing approaches that are “intersectional,” addressing what the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King called the triple evils of racism, poverty, and militarism — as well as what many call the “fourth horseman” of ecological devastation. The majority of time will then be an “open space” process for participants to explore how this weekend’s concepts can strengthen work that they’re already doing (or would like to do) in Elkhart County, especially with unlikely allies.

Restorative Practices for Tending the Movement
Featuring: Katerina Friesen
1:30-2:45 p.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

In this workshop, participants will learn information about restorative personal and communal practices of self-care such as breath meditation, prayer with our bodies and mindful eating.

Katarina Friesen is a writer and pastor living in the St. Joseph River watershed in Elkhart, Indiana.  She is passionate about building resilient communities for the many-generations-long work of healing.

Town Hall: #ItIsTime
Featuring: Goshen College Faculty and Students
3:00-4:15 p.m., Church-Chapel Fellowship Hall

For more information, contact DaVonne Kramer at dkramer@goshen.eduor 574.535.7030.