Friday: Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan
Faith, An Intergenerational Journey
Rabbi Laura Duhan-Kaplan, Ph.D., is Director of Inter-Religious Studies at the Vancouver School of Theology and Rabbi Emerita of Or Shalom Synagogue. Over the last 35 years, Laura has taught students age 3-85+, in settings as diverse as school, synagogue, nursing home, seminary, community centre and more. As an educator, Laura is passionate about using critical thinking and creative arts to explore spirituality.
Do’s and Don’ts of Indigenous Justice & Right Relationship work for Settlers
Are you a non-Indigenous person wanting to be involved in Indigenous justice, reconciliation and right relationship work but are afraid of flubbing it up? This workshop is for you! Come and discuss your fears, learn some basic "do's" and "don'ts", understand better what white privilege means in the context of this work, and be encouraged and inspired to take the first, second, third steps and beyond!
Saturday: Kara Haug
How becoming a sex educator deepened my relationship with God but changed the relationship I have with church.
Kara Haug (www.graceunbound.com) is a Sexual Health Educator and Counselor. She is the creator of Grace Unbound, her own sexual health business that takes her into school classrooms, family homes, retreat centers, churches, and large event gatherings where she leads workshops and speaks. Grace Unbound looks to erase shame and guilt from sexual health education and instead help others come to know themselves and provide them with a deeper understanding on how our experiences, culture, religiosity, family system, and relationships shape us and plays a role in our sexuality. Kara believes that when we go deeper in our education then grace is boundless and we start to heal and create better relationships.
Kara has a BA in Psychology from Hope College in Holland, MI, a Masters in Theological Studies from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, and a Post-Grad Certificate in Sexual Health Education and Counseling from the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI. Kara is Adjunct faculty at Antioch University in Seattle, Washington teaching Human Sexuality, and is currently in supervision to become AASECT (American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists) certified. Kara has experience teaching sexual health to ages 10-92. Teaching Sexual Health is Kara’s passion and she loves seeing people from her workshops or personal teaching sessions open up and become excited themselves in their new learnings and understandings. Kara believes that once everyone understands themselves sexually a bit more, then our world will function better together.