Brenda Blackhawk

Racial Justice Liaison Gathering: “Strategy Toward Authentic Diversity”

The March Racial Justice Liaison Gathering will include a presentation and discussion on the ELCA's Recommendation: Strategy Toward Authentic Diversity led by Dr. Cheryl Chatman. Also, hear from a panel of folks who started Racial Justice teams in their congregations to learn more about how it can be done. Mount Olive Lutheran Church 3045 Chicago [...]

“White Privilege in the ELCA” — January Racial Justice Liaison Gathering

Topic/Learning: “White Privilege in the ELCA” presented by the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Denson-Byers Storytelling: Examine your own intersections and share stories of privilege in your life. Prep work: Read “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy MacIntosh Calvary Lutheran Church 3901 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:30-8:00 p.m. Website:

For the sake of all creation

By Brenda Blackhawk Every year, on the last weekend of July, my family travels down to Winnebago, Nebraska, for the annual Homecoming Pow Wow. I’ve recently returned from this 153-year-old Pow Wow, which is a celebration of the return of Chief Little Priest, the last great war chief of the Winnebago (or Ho-Chunk). Pow Wows [...]

Everyone has a moment

By Brenda Blackhawk As humans we have this incredible ability to move. By move I mean not remain stagnant. We can grow. We are forever making or facing transitions in our lives that will shape who we are going forward. When we are faced with such defining moments – holy occasions that guide us down [...]

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