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Friday, June 24 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
THE JOURNEY: How do we sustain ourselves?

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May you rest your body and refresh your soul; prepare for the future, for it is coming. And it will be up to us to shape it, for we are the architects of our own destiny. So put on your walking shoes, sojourners—history awaits us.

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Adam Taylor

Chair of Board of Directors, Sojourners
Rev. Adam Russell Taylor is chair of the board of directors for Sojourners. He is the author of "Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism For a Post Civil Rights Generation." He formerly served as vice president of advocacy for World Vision and senior political director for Sojourners.
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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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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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James Forbes

The Healing of the Nations Ministries
The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. is president of Healing of the Nations Ministries and serves as national minister for the Drum Major Institute. He is senior minister emeritus of The Riverside Church in New York City where he pastored for 18 years. | | He was the first Joe R. Engle Professor of Preaching at Union Theological Seminary in NYC and taught homiletics for 13 years. Additionally, Dr. Forbes is a highly acclaimed author, scholar... Read More →
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Ivone Guillen

Immigration Campaign & Communications Associate, Sojourners
Immigration Campaign and Communications Associate Ivone Guillen manages Sojourners immigration campaign. Ivone brings a unique perspective to her work that is derived from her life experience as an immigrant and DREAMer. Ivone graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., with a degree in International Studies and Spanish. She is currently pursuing a master’s of public administration from American University, while working... Read More →
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Larycia Hawkins

Faculty Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia
Dr. Hawkins’s publications and research engage the intersection of race/ethnicity, religion, and politics. Her writing, speaking, teaching, and scholarship are squarely animated by a conviction that political science should be relevant to the real world. Thus, the perennial questions that plague our polity are the questions that plague her: What does it look like to live out the stated constitutional commitment to justice? What does it mean... Read More →
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Bree Newsome

The Tribe
Born with an artist’s soul and spirit, Bree Newsome has always been sensitive to the essential role that art and symbols play in shaping culture and consciousness. As she watched the funeral of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of 9 people slaughtered in the name of white supremacy at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, SC, she recognized the message being communicated clearly by the US flag and the SC state flag at half-mast while the... 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 →
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Angy Rivera

New York State Youth Leadership Council
Angy Rivera is a Colombian immigrant living in New York City. She is a core member at the New York State Youth Leadership Council, an undocumented youth led organization fighting for immigrant rights. In 2010, Rivera started an undocumented immigrant advice column called Ask Angy. She is the subject of No Le Digas A Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone), a documentary that highlights the double silence of immigration and sexual assault. The film aired on POV... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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