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Schedule 2015

Friday, April 24, 1:00 pm through Sunday, April 26, 8:30 pm

Friday, April 26
12:00P Registration
1:00P Movement for the Movement — Adriene Thorne
2:00P SESSION 1A: Race Matters — Jacqui Lewis and John Janka
3:00P SESSION 1B: The Courageous Politics of the Christ — Obery Hendricks
4:00P Break
4:15P Introductions
Breakout Conversations: Theology and Race
 — Structured conversations hosted by Taquiena Boston, Robert Hardies, Jim Kast-Keat, John Janka, Janice Marie Johnson, Jacqui Lewis, Chad Tanaka Pack, Adriene Thorne
5:30P Dinner Break
7:00P SESSION 2: Changing the World  Panel including Jennifer Bailey, Aja Monet, Linda Sarsour, Camille Beckles, Darren Johnston
The Sanctuaries — Erik Martinez Resly
9:00P Pub Theology — Jim Kast-Keat
Saturday, April 25
8:00A Coffee and Registration
Centering Time – Adriene Thorne
9:00A SESSION 3: Trails of Hope and Terror — The Movie — Screening of the film and conversation with filmmakers Miguel De La Torre and Vincent De La Torre
11:00A Break
11:15A SESSION 4 — Cross-Racial Partnerships That Heal the World — Peter Heltzel and Alvin Jackson, Katharine Henderson and John Vaughn
12:30P Lunch Break
Building Inclusive Congregations — Taquiena Boston and Robert Hardies
Organizing Congregations for Justice — Onleilove Alston and Michael-Ray Mathews
Changing the Story on Race Through Worship and Activism — Marlin Lavanhar and Jacqui Lewis
Becoming the Story: Strategies for Mainstream and Social Media — Christina Fleming, Jim Kast-Keat, and Natalie Perkins
3:30P Break
4:00P SESSION 5 — A Candid Talk on Race and Activism — Debbie Almontaser, Anurag Gupta, and Michael-Ray Mathews
5:30P Dinner Break
7:00P Art = Justice: “The Crowd” — Staged reading of a play by Charles Randolph-Wright
Sunday, April 26
8:30A Coffee and Conversation
9:30A SESSION 6: Stories of Art and Justice — Macky Alston
10:45A Break
11:15P Celebration! Worship — Jacqui Lewis, preaching
12:45P Brunch
2:00P SESSION 7: Truth, Healing, and Reconciliation — Father Michael Lapsley and Amy Butler
3:00P Break
3:15P SESSION 8: The Power of Moral Courage — Irshad Manji
4:15P Dinner and Structured Conversation
5:45P Break
6:00P Art & Soul: Spirit for the Movement — James A. Forbes, preaching
7:15P Encore!Reception following worship


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