Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations is an ongoing speaker series hosted by Awake Milwaukee to build community, deepen understanding, encourage conversation, and inspire action in response to the complex issue of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Courageous Conversations take place on the third Thursday of every month, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CST.

Please sign up below to attend a Courageous Conversation or receive the event recording via email. You can also view videos of previous events below.

March 18, 2021 – It’s Not Only Children: Addressing the Abuse of Adults in the Catholic Church

February 2021 – UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACTS OF TRAUMA AND building trauma-sensitive parishes

Thank you to psychologist Dr. Stephen Saunders of Marquette University for his informative presentation on this important topic. (Don’t miss the comments from survivors immediately following Dr. Saunders’ presentation!) We encourage you to share this recording with others, especially the clergy, lay ministers, and pastoral council members at your parish.

January 2021 – The Women Who Spoke Out: A Survivor, A Colleague, and An Advocate Share Their Story of
Exposing David Haas’s Abuse

We were honored to lift up the voices of Margaret Hillman, Laurie Delgatto-Whitten, and Dr. Stephanie Krehbiel in this important dialogue. Please take the time to listen, then share with others who might be interested, particularly anyone you know in Catholic music ministry.

December 2020 – The McCarrick Report, Clerical Culture, and A Path to Change, with Fr. Daniel Griffith

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the inaugural event in our Courageous Conversations series! If you weren’t able to join us, you can find a summary on our blog here, or view a recording of the event below. Please consider sharing with others who might be interested in this topic!