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Thursday, June 23 • 8:30am - 10:30am
THE ‘OTHER’: Where does race intersect with your area of focus and what are the implications?

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Race is the common denominator that has fueled much of the injustice in our country, including injustices related to immigration, our criminal justice system, education, and a myriad of other issues. In this Summit session, we will investigate the intersections of otherness and race within multiple justice movements. We will examine the implications of these intersections with an eye toward understanding their impact on the internal capacities of our movements as well as our communities.

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Jenny Yang

Senior VP of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief
Jenny Yang is the Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief where she provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions and leads the organization’s public relations strategy. She is the chief liaison between World Relief and the U.S. government... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Activist Theologian
Dr. Robyn, named 1 of 10 Faith Leaders to watch in 2018 by the Center for American Progress, works in the hybrid spaces of church, academy, & movements. Dr. Robyn is an anti-oppression, anti-racist, non-binary Trans*gressive Latinx. Dr. Robyn takes seriously their call as an activist... Read More →
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Alvin Herring

The Rev. Alvin Herring is the Deputy Director of Faith and Formation for PICO National Network, the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. In this capacity, Rev. Herring is leading PICO’s efforts to put race at the center of its organizing and advocacy... Read More →
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Amal Nassar

Tent of Nations
Amal Nassar and her family cultivate peace and reconciliation through children’s summer camps, education for women, and inviting visitors to their West Bank farm called the Tent of Nations. Guided by their desire for bridge-building, the Nassar family has spent 20 years welcoming... Read More →
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Jackie Patillo

GMA President & Executive Director, Gospel Music Association (GMA)
Jacie Patillo is the President & Executive Director of the Gospel Music Association and Foundation, a nonprofit which aims to foster interest among the public in Gospel and Christian music. The foundation also builds community and cooperation among industry leaders, in order to address... Read More →
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Matthew Scott

World Vision International
Matthew Scott is Director of Peacebuilding for World Vision International. He has a deep personal passion for ending poverty and violent conflict, with 20 years working in the non-profit sector, ranging from disability issues, landmines, child rights, humanitarian affairs, religious... Read More →
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Peggy Shepard

WE ACT For Environmental Justice
Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice (WE ACT), based in West Harlem, has successfully combined grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy, and community-based participatory research to become a national leader in advancing environmental... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am EDT