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Artists’ social justice retreat set for Sept. 23-29

— A week long retreat at the Monastery of St. Gertrude’s Spirit Center is billed as “a unique opportunity to bring your creative focus to the issues about which you care the most,” according to a recent press release.

"Creative Courage: An Artist's Voice for Justice" is planned in conjunction with Montana Human Rights Network's "Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate" exhibit at Lewis-Clark State College through Dec. 13.

The retreat will include morning workshops, afternoon studio time, and an evening series of "Justice Talks" featuring guest speakers from throughout the region.

Facilitator Theresa Henson is an exhibiting artist, published poet/writer and the Monastery's communications manager. She studied English and art studio at University of California, Santa Barbara, and recently completed her master's degree in transforming spirituality at Seattle University.

"Creative Courage" begins Monday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., and ends Sunday, Sept. 29, 1:30 p.m. No artistic experience necessary. Suggested donation is $510. For information, call 962-2000 or email spirit-center@stgertrudes.org. Also register online at www.Spirit-Center.org.

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