Excuse Me, Is This Seat Taken?– It’s not just your grandmother’s organization. Let’s make it yours. Young women needed. Presenter: Stacie Hawkins)
Bold Souls!– A spiritual workshop designed to provide “soul” care, offering possibilities for change and hope for healing of mind, body & spirit through love and grace. (Presenter: Rose Roberts)
Caring for Earth’s Community: Advocates for Just Energy 4 All– Explore how to reduce your carbon footprint, waste, and water shortage. (Presenters: Ellen Lipsey & Yolanda Perry)
Interrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline– Racial disparities in discipline persist at all levels as children and youth of color are targeted and criminalized. Learn how prayer and powerful women can make real change. (Presenter: Emily Jones)
Everyone Has the Right to a Living Wage– Imagine supporting a family of four on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. (Presenter: Carol Barton)
UMW TRAINING PROGRAM OPTIONS
WED, THU, FRI
2 Cents & A Prayer: UMW 101– Revisit the basics of UMW and the foundation of our organization. (Presenters: Carol Barton & Emily Jones)
Don’t Let the Standing Rules Stand in Your Way– Focus on leadership development and membership inclusion. (Presenters: Cynthia Rives and panel)
WED 9 am
Heifer International has worked with communities to end world hunger, poverty, and care for the earth for 75 years. Heifer is supported by many UMC congregations and is headquartered in Little Rock near the hotel.
Little Rock Arkansas Food Bank began in 1982, when rice farmers found themselves with a surplus crop and hungry neighbors. They soon added a backpack program for school children, and now serve families, children and seniors throughout central Arkansas.