San Damiano Chapel

Gary Tyler: Wrongly Convicted of Murder, Constitution Day Presentation

Gary Tyler was wrongly convicted of first-degree murder at the age of 17 and spent 41 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, better known as Angola. He gained his freedom in 2016 when his murder conviction was overturned. He now works in Venice, Calif., at Safe Place for Youth, helping to get homeless youth off the streets. Free and open to the public, this event is being held in recognition of Constitution Day.

New Questions of Ancient Relationships: Opportunities to Advance the Health of the Whole by Weaving Strengths of Congregations and Communities of Spirit

Gary Gunderson is the vice president of Faith and Health Ministries, Medical Center Administration, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; Teresa Cutts is an assistant research professor at Wake Forest School of Medicine. This Ethics Lecture is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the la Crosse medical health Science Consortium and Mayo Clinic Health System and the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.

Theology on Root Beer Tap: "Sentenced to Life - Mental Illness, Tragedy, and Transformation"

This presentation is by Joan Becker, the mother of Mark Becker. Mark, who lives with paranoid schizophrenia, shot and killed his former high school football coach. Joan is an advocate for access to treatment for mental illness. Her story is one of forgiveness and recociliation as well as advocacy for those struggling with mental illness.


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