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April 18, 2022, Adrian, MichiganWeber Retreat and Conference Center again invites the public to its popular Lunch and Learn Series, held monthly from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Guests should bring their lunch. The schedule for the next four months is as follows:

  • May 10, 2022, Adrian Center for the Arts. Pi Benio and Lisa Neuman introduce us to the Adrian Center for the Arts: its history, growth, classes, and activities.

  • June 7, 2022, Eating from the Ground Up. April Amo shares her personal journey into a whole food, plant-based lifestyle and its positive health benefits. She will provide a tasting menu with a variety of foods. 

  • July 12, 2022, The Healing Power of Nature. Kathleen Ancizek, family and holistic medicine physician, describes the benefits of being immersed in nature and gaining a greater sense of connection to Mother Earth.

  • August 9, 2022, Turning Green! A Campus Sustainability Tour. Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Director of the Office of Sustainability, gives a guided tour of the Adrian Dominican Motherhouse sustainability initiatives, inside and outside.

Lunch and Learn programs are offered in-person for free. Registration is not required, and all are welcome. All guests will be screened for COVID-19 and are required to wear a mask when not eating.

Weber Center is located on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. For information, call Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

April 7, 2022, New York, New York – The equality of women and the threat of global climate change are two vital issues confronting the world today. These issues were taken up together March 14-26, 2022, during the during the United Nations’ 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)

This year’s CSW was “especially timely” with the theme, “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs,” said Adrian Dominican Sister Durstyne Farnan, OP, the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) representative of Dominicans in120 countries around the world.

In an article published in the National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report, Sister Durstyne writes of her experience of participating in CSW66 and the unique opportunity of witnessing the final two hours of deliberations by representatives of the member states on session outcomes. 

“In spite of being an important part of the priority theme, climate change received little coverage,” Sister Durstyne writes. Still, she adds, she is pleased with the number of items that were included in the session outcomes and feels a strong commitment to work toward those outcomes. 

“We women and nongovernmental organizations working at the U.N. will continue to push to advance the outcomes and implementations of the agreed conclusions,” Sister Durstyne concludes. “Women’s lives depend on the fulfillment of the agreed conclusions.”



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