Our Sister's Keeper Opening Reception August 5th, and Events Upcoming

Our Sister's Keeper Opening Reception August 5th

The photography exhibit "Our Sister's Keeper" by Dr. Marie Plakos will open in the Gallery at Saint Philip's on August 5th and will remain here through October 21st. There will be a number of events that brings Our Sister's Keeper into our context. 

To start, Dr. Plakos will be with us on August 5th at 12:30pm to make a presentation about her work - a delicious luncheon will be provided, and books of her work will be for sale.  This exhibit opened last year as a one woman exhibit at the Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Plakos has traveled the world, including Mexico, Peru, Ghana, and India, capturing the beauty and strength of women and girls living in challenging conditions. Her photography illustrates the beauty and strength of women even though they face the many challenges of economic hardships, hunger, lack of adequate health care, and physical abuse. She feels that “human rights must exist for everyone living on this planet and for women and girls to have a better life. Our life interdependence demands this, and that is why we must be our sister’s keeper.”

This is a very crucial exhibit for the times in which we live. Please mark your calendars for viewing these compelling photographs and become informed of the worldwide challenges facing women today. Further details on exhibit hours and supporting events will be published shortly. For more information on Dr. Plakos and her photography, visit her website at http://www.oursisterskeeper.org. Her presentation and photographs at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, can be seen here.

Dr. Plakos’s photography illustrates the beauty and strength of women even though they face the many challenges of economic hardships, hunger, lack of adequate health care, and physical abuse. She feels that “human rights must exist for everyone living on this planet and for women and girls to have a better life. Our life interdependence demands this, and that is why we must be our sister’s keeper.”

Saint Philip’s will hold events in conjunction with the Exhibit:

JustArt: Our Sister’s Keeper, Mosaic Dinners

Our Sister’s Keeper dives into issues of poverty, dignity and gender justice. These conversations will help us to do delve more deeply into this as well. Mosaic Dinners August 15th, 22nd, and 29th will focus on the issues that Our Sister’s Keeper art show brings to the fore. Following Evening Prayer in the side chapel (5:30pm-6:00pm), and getting dinner served up (6:00pm-6:30pm), there will be presentations and discussions from 6:30pm-7:45pm each of those evenings in the Gallery.

On August 15th, a group of female artists from Saint Philip’s will share with us about their artistic journeys and how their life as women and people of faith mutually inform that journey. On August 22nd, Liane Hernandez, Community Outreach and Education Director, from the Tucson YWCA will present about the projects that she and her organization are working on that lift up the voices of underrepresented groups and equip women for leadership. On August 29th, a representative from Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse will make a presentation on domestic abuse and the local resources.

We affirm the God-given dignity of every person and pray that in our community we can have honest and hopeful conversations about issues affecting women, and look for ways God calls us to participate in the support of all God’s people.

Women's Bible Study Sunday Nights in August

Mtr. Taylor and Mtr. Kelli will be leading a women's Bible study on the book of Ruth in August. We will meet in La Paz from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Sundays. You do not need to purchase any materials for this study - just bring a Bible, if you have one, and invite a friend!