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Workshop to address racial justice, violence

Jan. 24, 2014 at midnight
Updated Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:24 p.m.


A workshop addressing racial justice and violence as they relate to women will be Feb. 22 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ander.

The program How the Gospel Compels Us to be Bold Advocates will focus on exposing the influences of racism and white privilege and how these influences create injustices, such as human trafficking, domestic violence, sex selection and other violence against women and men. A focus of the workshop will be to reclaim the gospel as the guide to bold advocacy.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Peter's, located at 1545 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1961 in Goliad. It is sponsored by St. Peter's unit of Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Workshop leaders will be Mikki Coles and Rachael Glasoe, co-trainers for Women of the ELCA's Today's Dream, Tomorrow's Reality racial justice advocacy peer education network.

"Today's Dream, Tomorrow's Reality" was created as a peer education network in which women came to be trained on issues of race, racism, power, oppression and privilege so that they could go back and train on the material themselves.

Coles joined the racial justice advocacy training network in 2009 while serving on the board of Southwestern Texas Synodical Women's Organization. She has collaborated on training material and has served as a speaker and workshop presenter on the topic of racial justice, most recently for the Conference of Presidents of Women of the ELCA.

Glasoe is the chief misdemeanor prosecutor for Caldwell County and is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in juvenile law. She became involved with the racial justice advocacy network in January 2012 and attended the Women of the ELCA's Today's Dream, Tomorrow's Reality racial justice advocacy training in August.

Workshop registration is $11 postmarked by Feb. 12. A registration form is available at stpetersander.org or by calling 361-645-1653.

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