Justice Weekend May 20-21, 2017
United Methodist Women: Seekers of Justice for All
Justice Symposium – Saturday, May 20 from 9am – 1pm in Sherman’s Winfield Hall
On Saturday morning May 20th, Sherman will host a Symposium with discussions led by: 1) Executive Director and Juvenile Justice Attorney Patrick Keenan-Devlin of the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy of Evanston, focusing on achieving justice in our schools and the courts for disadvantaged Evanston youth followed by,
2) Mr. Seth Green of Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) addressing a) Issues facing our youth on the employment front and b) Opportunities facing our youth; c) YOU, its mission and services; d) How we in the community can help.
Mr. Green and Mr. Keenan-Devlin will be interviewed by Ms. Karen Chavers, the District Director for Larry Suffredin, Cook County Commissioner of the 13 th District.
3) a discussion on the state of immigration led by Luis Huerta-Silva. Mr. Huerta-Silva is with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).
Women’s Day 2017 Service
Sunday afternoon, May 21
- The role of women in church and society
- The celebration of our youth and their gifts and graces
- The history and role of women at Sherman UMC
This year, we welcome back Helen Roberts-Evans, our missionary to Liberia speaking 3pm-5pm
Helen serves as the Director of the Department of General Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church in Liberia. Helen attended high school at Evanston Township High School. She then studied in Bogotá, Colombia, and received a degree in special education from Boston University. Helen worked from 1998 through 2007 as executive director of the Child Care Center of Evanston. Here at Sherman United Methodist Church, Helen has served as a Sunday school teacher and has been an active member of United Methodist Women.