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Schedule 2016


Note about Livestream: Events marked with an asterisk (*) will not be live streamed. The Livestream ticket does not include Melissa Harris-Perry, Pub Theology, This One Girl’s Story, or Sessions 5A and 5B. 


Download the #RevLove16 Conference Binder here!

Friday, April 15, 12:00 pm through Sunday, April 17, 7:00 pm


Friday, April 15

12:00p  Registration
1:00p Welcome: Embodying Our Leadership, Loving Our Movements
— Jardana Peacock
2:00p SESSION 1 — America’s Greatest Sin: A Frank Talk on Race
— Jim Wallis and Jacqui Lewis
4:00p Break
4:15p Opening Small Group Conversations
5:30p Dinner Break
7:00p SESSION 2 — Telling the Truth
— Waltrina Middleton, Karyn Carlo, Joey Morelli, & Candace Simpson
8:30p Break
9:00p Pub Theology*
— Micky ScottBey Jones and Jim Kast-Keat

Saturday, April 16
8:00a Coffee and Registration
8:30a In Memoriam
— Taquiena Boston
9:00a SESSION 3 — What Does Revolutionary Love Look Like?
 Micky ScottBey Jones, Chris Crass, & Valarie Kaur
11:30a  Lunch Break
1:00p SESSION 4 — Race, Politics, and Revolutionary Love*
 Melissa Harris-Perry
2:30p Break
2:45p WORKSHOPS
• A Multifaith Theology & Ethics of Resistance
— Michael-Ray Mathews, Amichai Lau-Lavie, & Traci West
 Intersectionality: LGBTQ + Race
— Caitlin Breedlove & Teresa Pasquale
 The Art of Sacred Confrontations
— Naomi Christine Leapheart & John Janka
• Black Lives Matter: Media and Movement Making
— Melvin Bray, Ashley Harness, Hannah Bonner, Lena Gardner, Queen Mother Imakhu, Jamye Wooten, & Sharon Groves
 The Moral Crisis of Whiteness
 Holly Roach, Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward, & Peter Heltzel
Tools & Tactics: Solidarity, Leadership, and When to Follow
 Melinda Weekes-Laidlow, Chris Crass, & Grace Ji-Sun Kim
• Embodied Organizing Through Ritual and Story
— Elizabeth Nguyen & Lisa Anderson
 Dismantling Unconscious Racial Bias
— Anurag Gupta and Vasudha Gupta
4:15p Break
4:30p WORKSHOPS
• A Multifaith Theology & Ethics of Resistance
— Michael-Ray Mathews, Amichai Lau-Lavie, & Traci West
 Intersectionality: LGBTQ + Race
— Caitlin Breedlove & Teresa Pasquale
 The Art of Sacred Confrontations
— Naomi Christine Leapheart & John Janka
• Black Lives Matter: Media and Movement Making
— Melvin Bray, Ashley Harness, Hannah Bonner, Lena Gardner, Queen Mother Imakhu, Jamye Wooten, & Sharon Groves
 The Moral Crisis of Whiteness
— Holly Roach, Betty Jeanne Rueters-Ward, & Peter Heltzel
Tools & Tactics: Solidarity, Leadership, and When to Follow
— Melinda Weekes-Laidlow, Chris Crass, & Grace Ji-Sun Kim
• Embodied Organizing Through Ritual and Story
— Elizabeth Nguyen & Lisa Anderson
 Dismantling Unconscious Racial Bias
— Anurag Gupta and Vasudha Gupta
6:00p Dinner Break
7:30p Art = Justice: This One Girl’s Story*
— Concert version of the musical by Bil Wright and Dionne McClain-Freeney

Sunday, April 17
9:00a Coffee and Conversation
9:30a SESSION 5A — Contemplative Practice*
 Teresa Pasquale
9:30a Celebration! Worship A
— Jacqui Lewis, preaching
10:45a  Break
11:15a  SESSION 5B — Movement for the Movement*
— Allison Mickelson
11:15a  Celebration! Worship B
— Jacqui Lewis, preaching
12:45p  Lunch Break
2:00p SESSION 6 — When Black Lives (REALLY) Matter…
— Marlin Lavanhar and Hussein Rashid
3:00p SESSION 7 — Authentic Lamenting: Weeping. Worshiping. Working
— Deborah and Miguel De La Torre
4:00p Cocktail Conversations
5:00p Art & Soul Worship Celebration
 Yvette Flunder, preaching • Music by BETTY
7:00p  Building Closes

7 Comments

  • I preach Sunday morning and hope it will be possible to rejoin the conference early afternoon without disrupting too much.

    Rev. Karen Brammer
    December 29, 2015 at 12:29 pm

  • This schedule looks amazing, hoping to be there…

    John Paul Ross
    March 3, 2016 at 1:06 am

  • Further info on the “special event” for Saturday night?

    Jeanne Pupke
    March 29, 2016 at 11:26 am

  • Is it possible to register for workshops now, or do we do it when we get there. If now, how is it done. I have already paid for the conference.

    Carolyn Savadkin
    March 31, 2016 at 3:57 pm

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  • Hi Carolyn!

    We just sent an email about this today. I will resend you the email explaining how to register for workshops.

    Thanks,
    The Middle Project Staff

    midlchurch
    March 31, 2016 at 4:05 pm

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  • Hi Jeanne Pupke! Yes, there is further info about the special event. Please visit the URL we’ve added. Thanks! -The Middle Project Staff

    midlchurch
    April 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

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