NETWORK to host ‘Racial Wealth and Income Gap’ workshops
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, along with the NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice for three virtual workshop opportunities during the months of March and April.
The virtual workshop, “Racial Wealth and Income Gap,” was hosted by the Sisters of Providence and NETWORK in September 2020. Sister of Providence Emily TeKolste ministers with NETWORK and will help facilitate the events via Zoom. She also helped develop the workshop.
The workshops last two-and-a-half hours and will take place at 1 p.m., on Saturday, March 20; 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 28; and 1 p.m., on Saturday, April 10.
The workshop will explore 12 federal policies from the Civil War to the present that have created the wealth and income gap between Black and White Americans. There will also be an opportunity for conversation in small groups as well as information about new forms of advocacy.
There is no cost to attend.
About the Sisters of Providence
The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.