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Breaking the Silence: Healing the Racial Divide workshop


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The workshop will feature two incredible women: Sister Patricia Chappell and Sister Anne-Louise Nadeau of Catholic peace organization, Pax Christi USA. The workshop will help attendees in learning about the history of racism in America and the Church, what Catholic Social Teaching has to say about racism and how we might work together to become an anti-racist community.

This is a free event, but lunch is included, so please register to attend: bit.ly/anti-racismworkshop
Even if you can only make it for part of the workshop, please still register and come. Thank you!

Learn about the speakers:

Sister Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Sr. Patricia Chappell is a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur (SNDdeN). She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America and is a licensed social worker in the District of Columbia.
Sister served as full-time President of the National Black Sisters’ Conference from 1995-2001. The National Black Sisters’ Conference under her leadership sponsored the first National
Gathering for Black Catholic Women in July 2011. In July 2011, Sister served on the Provincial Leadership Team of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Connecticut Province. She was the first African American to serve in this capacity with the Sisters of Notre Dame. In 2011, Sister became the first African American Executive Director of Pax Christi, USA, the National Catholic Peace and Justice Movement located in Washington, DC.

Sister Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN
Sister Nadeau earned a B.A. in Sociology/Social Work from Annhurst College and an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry and Counseling from Emmanuel College. As a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur she has worked extensively with young adults and adult learners at Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, CT while serving in Campus Ministry, Director of the Personal Counseling Center and later as Associate Dean of Students. She has served on the leadership team of the CT unit of the Sisters of Notre Dame and continues to be the co-chair of the SND/USA Anti-Racism Team. After re-locating to the MD area, she was Case Management Supervisor for the Families that Work Program at My Sister’s Place Women Center in Baltimore, MD. She currently serves as Director of Programs at Pax Christi USA in Washington, DC.