with Rev. Shanea Leonard
A Virtual Workshop for Women
Tuesday, October 5th
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
In this hybrid workshop we will focus on a basic understanding of the concepts of racism, white supremacy culture, and cultural humility. We will look at the connections between the two and ways we can look at where each shows up in our lives and in interactions with others. We will use interactive learning to explore how we navigate difficult conversations around these topics and objectives for building a more intercultural environment. We will take a 10 minute break between the following two parts:
Part One: Definitions and Understanding
Part Two: Practical Application and Discussion
Plan to learn over lunch! You can partake in your lunchtime nourishment while we expand our knowledge, understandings, and have an important conversation with Rev. Leonard and other women seekers.
Grant funding from Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and PCUSA Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries allows us to bring you this and September 28th’s workshop with Rev. Dr. Shannon Craig-Snell.
Donations are greatly appreciated! We received partial funding for our racial justice programs, and we operate on program fees and donations from generous donors to carry out our ministry to women. If you would like to contribute to this work, click on the Donate Button below or mail a check to: Spirit of Sophia, Box #18, Harrods Creek, KY 40027.
Rev. Shanea D. Leonard, B.A., M.Div. is a pastor, teacher, consultant, community activist, and 21st Century abolitionist. Shanea has been a minister for over twelve years and holds dual ordinations. They currently carry out their justice mandate as the national Associate for Gender & Racial Justice for the Presbyterian Church (USA). In that role Rev. Leonard is working to dismantle racism and white supremacy as well as making sure that PC (USA) lives into its mandate to be a more inclusive and intersectional denomination. A native of Philadelphia, they received their B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a concentration in Urban Ministry. They have been serving communities and congregations in various capacities for over fifteen years. Shanea is the founder and former pastor of Western Pennsylvania region’s only predominantly Black affirming faith community and has been a leading faith and justice voice in the region. Shanea has served several organizational boards and received numerous awards for their work around the eradication of racism and the intersection of faith and justice. Shanea is an often sought after workshop leader, keynote, and writer. Pastor Leonard has done extensive work within an urban context to eradicate systemic oppression in the areas of race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic despair. Shanea believes that God has given them a burden for people whom others have disregarded, oppressed, forgotten, or simply don’t even see. They live their life by Micah 6:8 and the mantra of Assata Shakur which sates, “…it is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love one and protect one another. We have nothing to lose but our chains!”