Plymouth Hosts Womxn’s March Panels January 20 

January 15, 2019

If you're joining the Womxn’s March, meet at 9 am Saturday, January 19, at Cal Anderson Park. Look for the Plymouth "Marching for Justice" sign.

From 1 to 5 pm, Sunday, January 20, Plymouth Church UCC provides a downtown information hub for free, one-hour sessions related to current justice issues, in conjunction with Seattle Womxn’s March organizers. Free workshops and panels include Womxn in Religion, a discussion focused on undoing patriarchy through theological language, facilitated by Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown. Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN) and CAIR-WA offer an introduction to core Islam beliefs and addresses common misconceptions. Three powerful women June BlueSpruce, Kathering Poco-Enders and Bianca Davis Lovelace facilitate a panel on connecting with ancestors and how it impacts activism. Chris Tiana Obey-Sumner facilitates a workshop that supports white-identified people to establish for themselves why antiracism work is imperative and offers strategies for persisting in the work when faced with opposition. Join the conversations; be a part of the change!

If you can help greet and direct folks to workshops on Sunday, please contact the church office. 

Workshop & Panel Discussion Schedule for Sunday, January 20

1 pm Womxn in Religion

Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown/Plymouth Church UCC 
Panel discussion features womxn clergy and faith leaders, focuses on undoing patriarchy through reframing theological language. 

Islam 101: Core Beliefs + Common Misconceptions

Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN) and CAIR-WA
An introduction to core beliefs of Islam and common misconceptions 

Meditation + Activism

Katherine Poco-Enders, facilitator
Offers deep, transformational unfolding to help discover which meditation practice is right for you, how meditation can help you connect authentically to your power and how regular practice can support you in the hard work of activism. 

Narrative Identity Development Training for White Allies 

ChrisTiana Obey-Sumner, facilitator
Supports white-identified people in establishing for themselves why antiracism work is imperative, developing cultural humility, gaining clarity around what drives their antiracism work beyond performative action and developing strategies for persisting in the work when faced with opposition. 

Womxn of Color at Work

Jordan Compton, moderator womxn/non-binary people of color + allies

This panel and storytelling session focuses on supportive suggestions and strategies for self-care, featuring womxn of color from various fields and industries. 

3 pm

Jewish Feminism + Social Justice Teachings

Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, Congregation Kol Ami
What is Jewish feminism and how do Jewish social justice teachings provide spiritual grounding for intersectional anti-oppression in a contemporary context? 

Anti-Islamophobia Training

Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS-AMEN)
Presentation offers background on the well-funded Islamophobia network and its goals within the US, deconstructs the double standard applied to American Muslims and offers practical steps for combating Islamophobia in our communities. 

Unleashing the Power of Connecting with Ancestors: Knowing Who We Are & Where We Come From

June BlueSpruce, Katherine Poco-Enders, Bianca Davis Lovelace, facilitators
A panel discussion among diverse womxn about our experiences connecting with our ancestors and the impact it has on our lives and activism. 

Mental Wellness for Womxn of Color 

womxn/non-binary people of color + allies
Explore tools and skills for self-care and mental health including yoga, writing, photography. 

Contribute to canned food drive

Seattle Womxn’s March and Food Lifeline will sponsor a food drive Sunday, Jan 20, at Plymouth and other hubs around the City. All are invited to bring canned items to include:

  • canned tuna/salmon
  • beef stew/chili
  • peanut butter/nuts
  • beans
  • rice/pasta
  • mac & cheese
  • sauces & spices
  • canned fruits & veges
  • breakfast cereal
  • oatmeal
  • baby food
  • infant formula
  • pet food

Topics: Church Life, Events


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