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An estimated 50 people attended an Introducing Racial Sobriety seminar June 9 at St. Michael Parish Hall in Convent. The seminar was sponsored by St Michael and the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office. Father Clarence Williams CPPS, who presents lectures and workshops on racism to civic, educational leaders throughout the United States, South American, Africa and Europe, facilitated the seminar. Father Williams, the author of “Racial Sobriety: Becoming the Change You Want to See,” also presented the seminar on June 8 at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center in Baton Rouge. Deacon Alfred Adams, director of the Office of Black Catholics which helped put on the seminars, said he hopes the seminars are a “new beginning to a problem which we are all under the influences and we all need to be racially sober.” Photo provided by Dina Dow | Office of Evangelization and Catechesis