Friday, August 16, 2019    7 - 9 PM     CDT
Saturday, August 17, 2019    10 am - 5 PM    CDT

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Location Friday: Boudreaux's
2647 Government St, BR, LA 70806

Location Saturday: BREC Milton J. Womack Park 
6201 Florida Blvd, BR, LA 70806

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The Red Shoes 

Christena Cleveland, PhD: Soulful Justice 
Friday: Boudreaux's, 2647 Government St, BR
Saturday: BREC, 6201 Florida Blvd, BR
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Scholar in Residence

Christena Cleveland, PhD
Author, Social Psychologist, Theologian and Director of the Center for Justice and Renewal 

Is our culture beyond repair?
How can we actually build unity in our world?
Join Us for New Perspectives on an Old Challenge.


Friday August 16 7-9 pm
Location: Boudreaux's
2647 Government St, BR, LA 70806

Saturday August 17 10 am-5 pm
Location: BREC Milton J. Womack Park 
6201 Florida Blvd, BR, LA 70806

This event is full.
Please call (225) 338-1170
Or Email:  info@theredshoes.org
for more information and to be placed on the waiting list.
Thank You.

Soulful Justice:
A retreat centered around developing a strong racial identity and deepening our connections with self and others through loving kindness. With the promise of healing and resilience, explore the trauma that affects all of us as a result of cultural and institutional racism.

At the intersection of social justice and spirituality, we find wellsprings of hope and sustenance. Although facing inequity and injustice may take us to some dark places not previously traveled, Christena Cleveland will offer us a sense that we are holding hands with the Divine. Teachings from diverse spiritual traditions such as Mindfulness, the Divine Feminine, Centering Practice, Native American prayer, Christianity, Buddhism and other spiritual paths will illuminate our journey.

As spiritual beings, we yearn to practice lovingkindness, but to practice authentically, we must understand the ways we have been shaped by ourracially-stratified society. Integrating social science research and spirituality, Dr. Cleveland invites people of all races to assess our racial identity development and identify the pathways to greater connection to self and others. Awaken to a courageous practice of justice that is sustained by love and not fear, a oneness that affirms the particularity of individual experiences as well as the common humanity of us all. Together, we will face our truths with new awareness.

Facilitated by Christena Cleveland, Ph.D., most recently Associate Professor of the Practice of Organizational Studies at Duke University's Divinity School, and author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart.

Friday, there will be a significant introduction to race and society which will frame the conversations on Saturday. You are encouraged by our speaker to attend both the Friday night and Saturday sessions in order to get the most out of the seminar.

Friday Keynote and Saturday Workshop including Lunch:
Our Community Partners Generosity make this seminar available at no fee

to create an inclusive forum for learning.

Your Optional Suggested Donation of $20 supports this program
and programs like this that further learning
in the area of race, healing, oneness and reconciliation.

Registration Required

Community Partners:
Office of the Mayor, ReCAST Baton Rouge
Spirit & Justice
The Junior League of Baton Rouge
Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge

YWCA of Baton Rouge
The Red Shoes

Cordell and Ava Haymon Fund