You are invited to participate in an impactful, experiential activity called the Blanket Exercise at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Tuesday, April 12 at 5:00 PM. This activity will foster truth, deeper understanding, and mutual respect between both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. We will learn about the original inhabitants of this area, the U.S. Doctrine of Discovery, and the lasting repercussions that the Indian Boarding Schools had upon Native Peoples into the present. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Up to 60 people may participate in the Blanket Exercise and this experience is available to persons aged 13 and older. Registration is required and can be done online at: https://forms.gle/1AL4dyPcB8HKvLvj6.

There will be a meal at 5:00 PM in Fellowship Hall before the event, and the activity itself will begin promptly at
6:00 PM. The meal will be traditional indigenous food catered by Waqsecewan Indigenous Catering, a Native-owned business. If attending the meal, please consider providing a donation to offset the cost of the food and to invest in this important work. All are invited, regardless of donation, to attend this powerful activity to continue our church’s important work of justice and witness.

You do not need to attend the meal in order to participate in the Blanket Exercise. We hope you can join us!

Agenda:

5:00PM – Meal
6:00PM – Blanket Exercise
8:30PM – Departure

If you have any questions, please contact the main office at (920) 733-7393. Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9:00AM-3:00PM.

Co-sponsored with ESTHER Fox Valley and presented by the Ho-Chunk Nation and Alliance for Justice.

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