It Takes a Village: The Role of People of Faith in Justice Work

Who:  Katie Powell from Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

What:  A profile on poverty in the Winona area

Where:  St. Mary’s Church – The Commons

When:  Monday, January 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Optional Potluck:  5:30 p.m. in the Commons.  Main meal provided. Bring a dish to pass

Katie Powell is the Statewide Organizer at the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition — an interfaith advocacy non-profit that works to advance the common good at the Minnesota State Capitol. Katie spends most of her time working with Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities and individuals across the state. Before joining the team at JRLC, Katie worked in direct service at a food bank, overseeing programming for food insecure neighbors, and at a public benefits law firm, where she worked with people with disabilities to make sense of social safety net programs. These experiences led her to advocacy work, where she is reminded regularly of the need to create a future that provides economic stability for all Minnesotans.