It Is Well With My Soul announces March, April events

| March 12, 2014


FORT WAYNE—It Is Well With My Soul recently presented its March and April schedule of programs for racial healing, family/historical data collection/research/presentation and cultural understanding, pride, and celebration. Events are open to the community-at-large:

• 1 to 2:30 p.m., March 14—It Is Well With My Soul & Zonta International Club Fort Wayne presents F.U.N. (Folks Uniting Nowadays) Celebration of International Women’s Day. Theme: “Inspiring Change.” Link’s Wonderland, 1711 Creighton Ave.

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Show your support and join us!

Panelists include: Indiana Tech Law School Associate Dean Law Library: Phebe Poydras, JD, MLIS; University of St. Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss; University of St. Francis Physician Assistants Graduate Degree Program Chair Dr. Dawn LaBarbera; Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor Dr. Jerrilee Mosier; Creative Arts and Storytelling Consultant Emily Guerrero; Burmese Advocacy Center Chaw Mon, and Creative Women of the World Executive Director Lorilei VerLee.

Cost to attend: 50 cents will be added to your food bill for room setup. Lunch is available ranging in price from $6 to $12.

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Please RSVP, to allow setup for the number attending: email Dr. Ruby Cain at 765-285-9126 or

• 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m., April 12, It Is Well With My Soul and Ball State University Graduate Students present White Like Me by Tim Wise, Film Viewing and Discussion on Race, Racism, and Privilege in America in Indianapolis, Muncie, Fort Wayne, and South Bend, Indiana. Locations TBD.

Assistant Professor Dr. Ruby Cain received Ball State University Teachers College Immersive Learning Grant to engage graduate students in an active learning process that is student driven and guided by faculty to include community partners in an interdisciplinary project that creates an impact on the larger community, as well as, on the students. The students selected the project and the film. They are working with It Is Well With My Soul Program Team members to conduct this project, simultaneously, in four cities in Indiana.

Dr. Cain, has taught EDAC 698, Seminar in Adult & Community Education (Cultural Identities & Community Engagement, since Spring 2012, using the It Is Well With My Soul workshop curriculum. The curriculum has also been used at Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, as a special topics course (Race, Community, and History). The course has been taught at Indiana Tech to undergraduate students by Dr. Cain and Dr. Susan McGrade, Professor of English, at the university.

The curriculum has also been taught in community workshops in Fort Wayne. Plans are underway to expand the program to more cities throughout Indiana.

To attend the April 12 event or learn more about It Is Well With My Soul, please contact Dr. Ruby Cain, or 765-285-9126.

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Brenda Robinson is an NNPA Emory O. Jackson award-winning columnist for Frost Illustrated.

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