CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER: GLOBAL COUPLES

Creative 360 and Rusty Moe invite the public to the third and final installment of ‘Conversations That Matter’ for 2018. Rusty will lead a discussion with two global couples — Randi and Tsune Kawakita, and Ray Lacina and Shona Siddiqui. These pioneers in interfaith, intercultural, and interracial marriage are quietly transforming Midland and the surrounding area by their activist presence and passions. The event starts at 7:00 pm on November 13 and costs $5.00. Call Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 to let them know you are coming or register online at becreative360.org.

Tsune Kawakita retired from the Dow Chemical Company after 30 years and was a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme; Randi Kawakita, a retired American history teacher, is a board member of the Midland Historical Society, and a Japanese language instructor.

Canadian Muslim, Shona Siddiqui, is a former English instructor at Dar Al-Hekma University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Delta College English professor Ray Lacina, received his Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Toronto.

Conversations that Matter host Rusty Moe is a graduate of Saginaw Valley College, United Theological Seminary, and Butler University. For almost three decades, he was a psychotherapist in private practice in Indianapolis, a retreat animator with the Thomas Merton Institute for Contemplative Living, and a supervisor in the marriage and family therapy program at Christian Theological Seminary.

About Creative 360
Creative 360 is a not-for-profit community arts and wellness organization founded in 1994. Its mission is to create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities. The organization’s core values of inclusiveness, creativity, respect and community drive the culture at Creative 360. Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.