Our Savior’s will be the site for a series of Together Here workshops the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
This workshop series has been organized by the Northeastern Minnesota Synod’s Together Here team with the goal of providing space where people throughout our synod can get to know the stories of those living in our communities. The series creates opportunities to learn and discuss experiences and shared histories in order for us to see each other with the hearts of neighbors rather than through the eyes of strangers. These workshops are open to everyone.
September 17: Intergenerational Trauma; Dr. Melissa Walls
Melissa L. Walls (Ph.D., Bois Forte and Couchiching First Nations Anishinabe) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus. Dr. Walls is a social scientist committed to collaborative research and has over a decade of experience working with tribal communities in the United States and Canada. Her involvement in community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects to date includes mental health epidemiology; culturally-relevant, family-based substance use prevention and mental health promotion programming and evaluation; and examining the impact of stress and mental health on diabetes. Dr. Walls’s collaborative work has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Walls will help participants better understand intergenerational trauma and how it continues to affect members of communities far beyond the initial traumatic event.
will be here on
8:30 & 10:45 am Services
Saturday, October 26th
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