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Community Town Hall Forums

posted May 15, 2017, 9:18 AM by Gethsemane Lutheran Church   [ updated May 24, 2017, 11:27 AM ]
Gethsemane is excited to announce this
summer's series of monthly Town Hall Forums about key issues of today. These are free and open to all. All are held in the Fireside Gallery from 7-8 pm.

June 14: The Changing Picture of Affordable Housing: How Everyone in Our Community is Affected
Russ Adams, Director of the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, has worked as a nonprofit advocate and community organizer for more than 30 years. We will also have experts present who work with housing specific issues in Hopkins.

July 19: Hopkins Police: Building Community Partnerships  
Captain Erik Husevold has been with the Hopkins Police Department for 10 years. He oversees investigations and community services. In addition to his 4-year degree from U of M Duluth, he has earned a masters degree in police leadership from St. Thomas.

August 16: Lives Touched by Suicide and Mental Illness: Breaking the Stigma and Talking about It
John Bauer, a public radio host in Grand Rapids, produced a traveling art exhibit after his daughter’s suicide. John shares how he moved forward to talk about an issue most would prefer to avoid. He will bring some pieces from the exhibit, “What’s Left” to this presentation.

Please join with GLC’s Social Ministry Team and Adult Education program in continuing to make Gethsemane a place where moral deliberation and courageous conversation is fostered in our community. Come, learn, and perhaps be motivated to action!