1-Night Retreat for Black Women: Girls, Women, and Rainbows
May 29 @ 3:00 pm - May 30 @ 3:00 pm$148
Directed by Lauren Morton and Terresa Ford, MFA
“The rainbow is enuf.” – Ntozake Shange
The rainbow reminds Black women that our journey connects to the hope and faithful surrender to God. Join “Bee At Peace” for a one-night retreat where Black women can savor the rainbows that God has placed on our journey.
Your event begins on Saturday, May 29 with check in at 3pm. The retreat concludes on Sunday, May 30 at 3pm. Upon registration for this event, you will receive a confirmation email from Sue Chase at Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center. Another email will be sent to you in advance of the retreat with final details to know ahead of your arrival.
This retreat is limited to 22 participants. Please pay what you can. Suggested offering of $148 covers our cost for May 29-30, 2021. Choose what you can pay or donate more to cover someone in hardship.
Lauren Morton is the creator of Bee at Peace. At the age of 4, Lauren announced to her mother in Kroger, “I am going to be a ‘Kroger check-out girl’ because they get to scan groceries.” She said, “Lauren, you can be anything you want to be. Just be the best at it.” As Lauren looks back on her journey thus far, she says, “Some people may not have thought I was the best. What is important to me, I am at my best by always finding my truth in any situation.” Lauren graduated from Emory University and The George Washington University (B.A. in Sociology and Master of Health Administration, respectively), worked in hospital management, and today is an innovative, grassroots strategic and organizational team-builder. “I was born into a family of strong Black women. Who am I? A multi-comma woman where everything behind the comma brings me joy.”
Terresa Ford is a graduate intern through the Office of Contextual Education at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is a second-year Master of Divinity candidate, concentrating in Catholic Studies and Chaplaincy. Terresa recently completed a year-long chaplaincy internship at Lee Arrendale State Prison and a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Grady Memorial Hospital. She holds a Master in Fine Arts – Fine Art/Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Fine Art/Painting from the State University of New York at Brockport. Her career has included arts administration, grant writing, and behavioral health. Terresa’s hobbies are painting, reading and gardening.
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