What: Spring Meeting of the SE Association
When: April 21, 2018 8 am – 3 pm
Where: Plymouth Congregational Church in Burlington.
Our day will open with a lively worship service and keynote address from Rhonda Hill.
Rhonda will invite us to be “Myth Busters” as we examine how the power of the stories
we tell inform our understanding of race and poverty, immigration and justice. Rhonda
Hill has spent over a decade focusing on issues of race, poverty, and leadership. Her
commitment to raising up leaders who are culturally competent is seen through her
previous work with the Milwaukee Social Development Commission, the YWCA, the
Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA, and now with her leadership as executive
director of the Urban Gathering Center (at Spirit of Peace Lutheran/Moravian Church). Rhonda also shares her gifts with the Interfaith
Conference of Greater Milwaukee. She maintains her quest for racial justice through her
own organization, Race and Faith. Rhonda has a master’s degree in marriage and
family therapy, and an expected master’s degree in theological studies from the
Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Rhonda’s greatest role is mother to four-year old
After we learn and grow with Rhonda we will engage in the business of the Association
and share table fellowship over lunch. Our afternoon will be led by Reggie Jackson of
Milwaukee’s Black Holocaust Museum. Reggie is a much sought after speaker about
issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity within institutions and the greater society. He
will help us explore the hidden history of race in our nation and specifically in
Milwaukee. His depth of knowledge and engaging style will deepen our understanding
of the complex nature of our history and how this history continues to impact the quality
of life in our communities.
We will conclude our day with a closing worship and blessings to be taken to our