Courageous Conversations

October 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Hope Interfaith Center

WOW Panel Discussion: Courageous Conversations

Thursday October 3rd 6:30pm Doors Open at 6pm

Love donation: $17 Please bring a food donation for ECHO Food Shelf

“The Real Art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place in the right way but to also leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” -Dorthy Nevill

Please join us for another WOW panel discussion night that will help you to become coura-geous to speak when needed. I have asked 4 courageous speakers to speak on subjects on racism, bi-polar and recovery, transgender and death.

We are excited to welcome these speakers:

Christopher Emmanuel: Racism and positive masculinity

Melissa Ketchum: Bi-Polar and Recovery

Julie Thorleifson: If I die it will be glorious, if I live it will be in Grace

Laurie Wiebesiek: Representing the transgender community.

Courageous Conversations aims to seek resolution and a deeper understanding for the benefit for all rather than the individual. The single most important thing you can do is to help shift your internal stance from “I don’t get you” to “Help me understand.” In this next panel discussion these 4 speakers will be prepared to discuss what many might want to sweep underneath the table because topics like these can cause feelings of discomfort.

So many times people don’t engage in conversations because they call these conversations “undesirable.” All of our WOW panels have been the Hope Interfaith Center’s way of engaging people in a deepening dialogue of greater understanding of not only others but yourself as well. Usually n inner alchemy happens when one just comes to listen to understand. Just as our speakers come willing to wear their hearts on their sleeves please come willing to wear your hearts on your sleeves.

Please tell others about this most courageous opportunity. RSVP is appreciated by calling or emailing the Hope Interfaith Center! 507-386-1242 or

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