Sunday Adult Forums at 9:30am in the Fireside Room
October 2 – Life House Life House provides for virtually every need of young people who have been left to fend for themselves on the streets. They do this through five programs: Life House: the Youth Drop‐In Center; Mental Health & Wellness; Housing; Futures Education & Employment; and Safe Harbor. More importantly, however, Life House provides a place of acceptance, safety, and belonging where youth can reclaim a positive, healthy and hopeful future.
Maude Dornfeld joined Life House in 2013 with more than 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector and market research. She holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on domestic violence, sex offenders and juvenile delinquency.
October 9 – Citizen Review Board Created through a grassroots effort, the Duluth Citizen Review Board is an advisory body to the Police Department and City Council for the purpose of fostering relationships and strengthening trust and communication between the police department and citizens of Duluth in furtherance of the best interests of the city and all of its residents.
Renee Van Nett is a member of the Duluth Citizen Review board and has worked with several nonprofit organizations in the Duluth area, having experience with at risk youth, programming for battered women, human trafficking, and health and wellness. Renee is also on the board of Damiano Center and the Lincoln Park Children’s and Family Collaborative.
October 16 – The Myth of Race/Reality of Racism
In the 20th anniversary release of Mahmoud El‐Kati’ s The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism, El‐Kati gives new and profound insight into the destruction caused to human dignity and the impact on society’s growth by the often confusing concepts of nationality, culture, race. and the doctrine of white supremacy. This is a facilitated conversation. Reading of the book ahead of time is not necessary.
Henry Banks produces and hosts the radio show “People of Color” on Wisconsin Public Radio which focuses on racial issues both local and international. Duluthian Banks is an activist and was instrumental in bringing Dr. El-Kati to Duluth.
October 23 – Black Lives Matter A conversation with members of the Dismantling Racism Team about why this movement is so crucial in this time.
Sunday, October 30
On Becoming a Dementia Friendly Congregation
A conversation with Gary Solomonson and Cheryl Walsh about the hows and whats as we move toward becoming a more dementia friendly congregation. It is what Cheryl calls a “moment to moment” ministry.
Join us for great learning and discussion!