The NC Council of Churches’ 2018 Critical Issues Seminar will focus on women. The theme for this daylong event is “The Wisdom of Women” and will cover topics such as the the Equal Rights Amendments, sexual harassment and work place policy, elected office, health care, and public education. This conference is for people of all ages, genders, and ethnic and racial backgrounds. Co-sponsors for this year’s event are AFL-CIO, Church Women United, Women Advance NC, MomsRising, NARAL, ERA NC, and the NC Faith Forward Coalition.
Check-in will begin at 8:15 a.m.
Opening worship will begin at 9 a.m. and be led by The Rev. Dr. Donna Coletrane Battle. Donna is a native of Yanceyville, NC and currently serves as the chaplain at Meredith College. She was ordained in May 2005 by the Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association. Donna holds a BA in Public Relations from NC A&T State University, a M.Div. from Duke University and recently earned a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Eastern University.
Following worship at 10:15 a.m. Anita Earls will deliver this year’s keynote address. Anita is a civil rights attorney with 30 years’ experience litigating voting rights and other civil rights cases in partnership with community-based organizations. She is the founder and former Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a non-profit legal advocacy organization in Durham, North Carolina.
After lunch, a variety of workshops will be offered in two sessions.