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Wednesday, June 22 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
RACE AND… Framing the conversation on intersections with race

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The most important political fact in America is that, in just a few decades, we will no longer be a white majority nation, but a majority of minorities. The milestone historical realities of that fundamental demographic shift are underneath everything else in American politics. Race is an intersectional issue in our political discourse today.
As Christians, our response to the changing demographics of America should be two-fold: a renewal of our baptism and a renewal of democracy.

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Jim Wallis

President, Sojourners
Jim Wallis is president and founder of Sojourners in Washington, DC. a nonprofit faith-based organization, network, and movement whose mission statement calls for “putting faith into action for social justice.” | | He is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and website which has a combined print and electronic media readership of more than a quarter million people with several million unique visitors to the website, sojo.net, each... Read More →

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Peggy Flanagan

Minnesota State Representative
Peggy Flanagan, a Minnesota state legislator and Sojourners board member, is a nationally recognized expert in nonpartisan voter mobilization and civic engagement, particularly among Native Americans and people of color. A citizen of the White Earth Nation of Ojibwe, she has been active in community and political organizing for more than a decade.
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Taina McField

Program Officer, The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Ms. McField began her career as an educator, activist and collaborator working with young people in various settings to mobilize their voices around human rights issues and obtain their life goals.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland with a concentration in Government, Politics and Family Studies where she honed her craft in youth and social justice advocacy as the Vice President of the College Park chapter of the... Read More →
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Brittany Packnett

Teach For America
The child of educators and a St. Louis native, Brittany taught 3rd Grade in Southeast Washington, DC in the 2007 corps. Following her time in the classroom, Brittany worked in federal education policy and advocacy for low-income students around the nation as a Capitol Hill staffer and a director of government affairs for Teach For America. She has been working to amplify the voice of young people in Ferguson through national and international... Read More →
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M. Daniel Carroll R.

Wheaton College
I am half-Guatemalan (my mother) and that part of my identity and experience has largely defined my personal life, my work as a professor, and in immigration reform. I taught for many years at a seminary in Guatemala City before returning to the US and remain an adjunct there. Ten years ago I founded a Spanish speak-speaking lay-level educational program at Denver Seminary, where I was a distinguished professor of Old Testament before coming to... Read More →
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Bryan Stevenson

Equal Justice Initiative
BRYAN STEVENSON is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the... Read More →

Wednesday June 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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