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Siena Retreat Center’s 2020-2021 Racial Justice Programming Awarded Grant


Siena Retreat Center’s 2020-2021 racial justice programming has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

A publicity partnership consisting of the Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC), Kenosha’s Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH), the Racine Dominicans, and the Racine Dominican Center for Justice Resources was assembled to support the publicity of this programming.  I’m grateful to each of these entities for their collaborative spirit.

Although Siena Retreat Center is not yet listed on Wisconsin Humanities Council website, past grant recipients may be viewed here.  I’ll publicize the grant on social media once SRC is listed on this site.

Explore Siena Retreat Center’s Racial Justice Programs here.  You may wish to use the filter and check “Peace and Justice.”


Listening: A Bridge to Wisdom and Healthier Community


We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.” It is ironic, with our modern taste for innovation and a growing mistrust of anything ancient, that words from a Greek philosopher over 2400 years ago can still ring true.





WGTD Morning Show

James Schatzman, Carl Fields and Sister Ann Pratt discuss a year-long city-wide discussion of Racism that will be occurring in Racine.


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'A heavy lift in front of us': Year-long series aims to 'transform systems of racism'

The Racine Journal Times

Alyssa Mauk

Jan 27, 2020

RACINE — Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Racine Police Chief Art Howell were among a diverse group of community members who gathered Saturday morning at Gateway Technical College to discuss their concerns about racism.

The discussion was part of the Opening Our Hearts and Minds to End Racism series, a year-long endeavor exploring racism.

“There has been a lot of needed discussion and conversation that has been stirred by the 24/7 reports that have come out,” Mason said....

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