UPCOMING EVENTS
From Clinton and the surrounding area
Sisters of St. Francis Events
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Franciscan Peace Center Living Room Conversations Series
The Opportunity Gap
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Facilitated by Laura Anderson or Lori Freudenberg
The backbone of a Living Room Conversation is a conversational model developed by dialogue experts to facilitate a connection between people despite their differences. 
Additional dates and topics include:
  • March 5, noon - 1:30 p.m., Free Speech, Fighting Words and Violence
  • March 9, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Hunger and Health 
  • March 18, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Being White in the Anti-Racism Movement
  • March 24, 4:00 - 5:30 PM., What is Essential?
TUESDAY, MARCH 9
Franciscan Peace Center
Anti-Human Trafficking Meeting
9:00 a.m. via Zoom
Contact Lori Freudenberg for Zoom link
or more information, 563-242-7611.
FRIDAY, MARCH 12
Franciscan Peace Center
Social Justice Film Fest
Starved: Our Food Insecurity Crisis
3:00 p.m. via Zoom
30-minute film followed by group discussion
Other Local Events
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
DeWitt Chamber and Development Company
Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce
Virtual Legislative Coffee
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via Zoom
Listen to or join the conversation
with local legislators
THURSDAY, MARCH 4
Davenport Diocese
Social Action Lunch and Learn
Care for Creation: Our Next Steps
Noon - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

MONDAY, MARCH 8
YWCA, Clinton
International Women's Day Activities
Noon via Zoom
Leslie K. Bruton will give a
30-45 minute talk will be on Hope in a Crisis
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
Exploring Intersections
Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration and Climate,
a yearlong, live-streamed conversation series.  
Gender Equity
3:00 p.m.
Each month will focus on a different social issue and explore how it intersects with racism, migration, and climate in engaging conversation.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
Congregation of the Humility of Mary
Our Lady of The Prairie Retreat
Heart of Forgiveness
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
Led by Sister Kathy Sadler, OSF
$25 registration fee
Virtual Events
Since so many events have gone virtual due to the pandemic, here are some learning opportunities for you (all times are Central Standard Time).
THROUGH MARCH 28
Pax Christi International
Lent 2021: Journey to Nonviolence
Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday
40 ways to embrace nonviolence in your life.
Receive a weekly email with a list of simple actions that will challenge you to explore what it means to live nonviolently in a very practical way, which will include a Scripture verse for meditation. On Sundays, reflect with others on an excerpt from Pope Francis’ recent encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, which envisions a new way forward to a more just, peaceful, and nonviolent future. All the actions are designed for individuals or (virtual) groups.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Catholic Climate Covenant Second
Part of a Multi-Part Series
A Laudato Si’ Focus
on Environmental Justice
Noon
We will continue to unpack and seek answers and tangible solutions to the six goals of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 1991 pastoral statement Renewing the Earth.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Franciscan Federation JPIC Committee
Confronting White Privilege
and Supremacy with a Franciscan Heart: 
Where Do We Go From Here In a post +George Floyd and post Donald Trump United States?
6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Note: of special interest to Sisters 
Center for the Study of Consecrated Life 
Panel discussion on the book
Religious Life For Our World:
Creating Communities of Hope
9:00 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Why is America getting
a new $100 billion nuclear weapon?
Together, we will consider whether huge investments in nuclear modernization are advancing US national security.
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Interfaith Power and Light
New Day Digital Rally
To address economic recovery,
environmental justice, and the climate crisis
2:00 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Interfaith Power and Light
Constituent Lobby Training
4:00 p.m.
1-hour session for beginners
or those who want to brush up on their lobbying skills
TUESDAY, MARCH 2
Global Sisters Report
Spiritual Strength in Turbulent Times
Presented by Sr. Simone Campbell,
2:00 p.m.
MONDAY, MARCH 8, & TUESDAY, MARCH 9
Shine the Light: Root Causes and Intersections on Human Trafficking
Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 30
St. Vincent de Paul Parish and
DePaul's Department of Catholic Studies
The Real Sister Act: Why the Stories
of U.S. Black Catholic Sisters Matter
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Because all 500 Zoom participant spots
have already been filled, the event will be livestreamed