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Jeanette Stokes

Jeanette Stokes
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Jeanette Stokes founded the RCWMS in 1977 and serves as its Executive Director. A graduate of Smith College and Duke Divinity School, she is an ordained Presbyterian minister living Durham, NC. Jeanette has led workshops on women, spirituality, creativity and social justice. In 1997 she constructed a 40'x40' canvas labyrinth to use in workshops and retreats. Jeanette is the author of two collections of essays, 25 Years in the Garden and 35 Years on the Path, and three memoirs, Hurricane Season: Living Through a Broken Heart, Flying Over Home, and Following a Female Line. She likes to write, paint, dance, and garden.

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A Year of Anti-Racism Work

"We lose our zeal for justice as (our) lives return to normal, and we get busy with jobs, families, and our own (real) problems. But anti-racism work needs to be ongoing if it is to be effective. We must be in this for the long haul, even when the issues don’t dominate our newsfeeds, and for that, we must pace ourselves, educate ourselves, work on ourselves, and take concrete action."