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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

World Relief
Jenny Yang is the VP for Advocacy and Policy at World Relief and co-author of "Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate."

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Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Pacific School of Religion
Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD | Knowing intimately that the borderlands are a place of learning and growth, Robyn draws on their identity and heritage as a queer Latin@ in everything that they do.  From doubt to divine and everywhere in between, their call as an activist-theologian demands the vision to disrupt hegemony and colonialist structures of multi-layered oppression.  As an anti-oppression, anti-racist, non-binary... 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 work to train thousands of clergy, community leaders, and activists to challenge systemic racism and injustice. His work is integral to PICO’s... 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 people from all over the world and teaching those around them in the West Bank about nonviolence, love of the land, and reconciliation, saying boldly, “We refuse... Read More →
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Jackie Patillo

Gospel Music Association, Inc
Jackie Patillo’s professional journey tells the story of one who is consistent; determine and committed to serve those called to music ministry.    Since 1989, Jackie has risen in major music companies, including Star Song Communications, Benson Music Group, and Integrity media.  Her journey let to New York in May of 2006, as Patillo accepted the position of  VP of A&R and Artist Development for Verity Gospel... 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 freedom, and peace and security. Matthew has worked directly with young peacebuilders in Colombia, Kosovo, Palestine, Rwanda, Honduras, and the Philippines. His... 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 health, policy, and the perspective of environmental justice in urban communities -- to ensure that the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment... Read More →

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

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