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Thursday, June 23 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Meet the Elders

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Come listen to this amazing group of leaders and be inspired! Elders are people we have identified as mentors for the next generation of activists and they are willing to impart the lessons they have learned from their hard work and experience. These individuals have worked tirelessly in their respective areas to fight injustice and promote peace. This will be a time of sharing, learning, and gleaning wisdom from true servant leaders. Don’t miss this special opportunity with an amazing collection of spiritual leaders who have been speaking truth to power for decades.

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Simone Campbell

NETWORK
Sr. Simone Campbell is the executive director of NETWORK – a national group of social justice advocates inspired by Catholic Sisters that lobbies in D.C. to mend the gaps in income and wealth in the U.S. She has led four cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips, focused on economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout, and (most recently) bridging divides in politics and society. | | She wrote the... Read More →
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Yvonne Delk

United Church of Christ
Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk is the former executive director of the Community Renewal Society of Chicago. She is the first black woman to be ordained in the United Church of Christ and has served the denomination in leadership positions including serving as the director of its Office for Church in Society. For 50 years she has served as an educator, preacher, organizer and a prophetic voice leading the fight for human and civil rights for people of... Read More →
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Dr. John Perkins

The John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation
Dr. John Perkins has been married to his wife Dr. Vera Mae for 65 years (1951). In 1983, while in California, John and Vera Mae, along with a few friends and other major supporters, established the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development (now called John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation) for the sole purpose of supporting their mission of advancing the principles of Christian community development (CCD) and reconciliation... Read More →
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Norma Pimentel

Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
Norma Pimentel is a sister with the Missionaries of Jesus. As executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley for more than 12 years, she oversees the charitable arm of the Diocese of Brownsville, providing oversight of the different ministries and services in the Rio Grande Valley area. | | Sr. Norma chairs the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program that distributes federal funds to local agencies providing assistance to... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Auditorium

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