1-Night Retreat: Whose Am I? – a Retreat for Black Women
November 21 @ 3:00 pm - November 22 @ 3:00 pm$148
Directed by Lauren Morton and Terresa Ford, MFA
This retreat is a continuation of the October 11 Morning Reflection (Session 1 of this journey*). New participants are welcome to join.
The journey toward understanding “Who am I?” and “Whose am I?” is part of our story as Black women. Attend a two-day/one-night retreat with Lauren Morton and Terresa Ford of Bee at Peace to start this journey together. When we ask ourselves “Who am I?” and “Whose am I?”, it is rooted in the narrative shaped by our experiences and the narrative we create about ourselves. What danger does that carry in how you see yourself by one single story or narrative? During these two days — Session 2 & 3 of our three-part* journey — we will explore our story and the prayers held in our name.
Your event begins on Saturday, November 21 with check in at 3pm. The retreat concludes on Sunday, November 22 at 3pm. Upon registration for this event, you will receive a confirmation email from Ignatius House Jesuit Retreat Center. There will be another email sent to you in advance of the retreat with final information you need to know ahead of your arrival.
This retreat is limited to 22 Participants. Pay what you can. Suggested offering of $148 covers our cost for November 21-22. Choose what you can pay or donate more to cover someone in hardship. Registrants will receive more information about the retreat ahead of time.
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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