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Wednesday, June 22
 

7:30pm

Welcome Reception
Featuring remarks from special guest Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, this opening reception brings together Summit attendees, Sojourners’ board and staff, and others from the political and policy-shaping communities in Washington, D.C., to kick-off The Summit and deepen our relationships.

Featured Participants
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Thomas Perez

United States Secretary of Labor
Thomas E. Perez, the nation's 26th secretary of labor, has dedicated his entire career to making good on the promise of opportunity for all. A civil rights lawyer by training, Secretary Perez leads the U.S. Department of Labor in its mission of giving all Americans the chance to... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Auditorium Atrium

8:30pm

Artist Showcase
Head over to Angelika Pop-Up, a nearby theater, to listen to the music and stories of our Summit musicians Tracy Howe Wispelwey, Peace Ike, and Kimberly Williams—with a headlining set from nationally touring artist Joy Ike. NPR’s All Things Considered says of Joy’s performance, “The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop...a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small.” You don’t want to miss this special evening with The Summit artists and community!

Artists
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Analysis (Ken Brown)

A veteran of various forms of public speaking, Analysis (Ken Brown) is a poet/spoken word artist, organizer, activist, minister, educator, consultant, bookseller, self-diagnosed soccer addict and a lover of justice and human rights!  He’s featured and spotlighted at venues across... Read More →
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Joy Ike

Joy Ike
Born to Nigerian immigrants, Philadelphia-based independent artist Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Regina Spektor, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage... Read More →
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Kimberly Williams

UrbanDoxology
Kimberly Ann Williams was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She trained at Towson University, receiving a BA in Music with a concentration in Clarinet performance and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Worship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She grew up in a... Read More →
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Peace Ike

East Gate Ministries
Peace Ike is a first generation Nigerian-American percussionist, singer-songwriter, and worship leader based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a musician, she combines her formal musical training with “tell it like it is” lyrics centered on the intersection of faith and action... Read More →
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Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey

Restoration Village Arts
Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey is Assoc. Pastor of Campus Ministry and Mission at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA and Director of Restoration Village Arts, a cooperative of artists and Christian peacemakers who produce creative advocacy resources, music, worship... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Angelika Popup
 
Thursday, June 23
 

6:30am

Sunrise Yoga
Join Teresa Pasquale Mateus, one of our spiritual directors, for sunrise yoga—a special opportunity to get moving, focus our minds, and connect with our bodies before the day’s events.

Elders & Spiritual Directors
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Teresa P Mateus

Co-Founder, Executive Director, The Mystic Soul Project
Teresa is a trauma specialist, contemplative practice teacher, author, and speaker. She is executive director and co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project, a POC-centered approach to contemplation, activism, and healing. She is author of Sacred Wounds and Mending Broken, with a third... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am
Ballroom Atrium

12:30pm

Lunch and South Africa Forum: The Prophetic Calls of Forgiveness & Restitution
In the shadow of the struggle of the U.S. to repair the impacts of its racialized society 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, this panel will wrestle with the tension between South Africa’s transitional cries for forgiveness and its current-day calls for restitution.

Moderators
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Lisa Sharon Harper

Chief Church Engagement Officer, Sojourners
From Ferguson to New York to Germany, Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith... Read More →
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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... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Rev. René August

The Warehouse
A veteran of the anti-apartheid movement and an Anglican priest, René August is a reconciliation trainer with The Warehouse, a worshipping community organization in Cape Town, South Africa that walks alongside churches as they seek to respond to the issue of poverty, injustice, and... Read More →
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Msizi Cele

Msizi Cele is an entrepreneur working to create profitable businesses that uplift the poor and empower the youth of Africa. He is the co-founder of Public Square Foundation and serves on the board of the Restitution Foundation and the Justice Alliance of South Africa. 
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Llewellyn LM MacMaster

Stellenbosch University
Llewellyn MacMaster is the manager of civil society relations in the division for social impact at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has been an ordained minister in the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa (URCSA) for 29 years.
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Bonolo Makgale

The Warehouse
Bonolo Makgale is an associate pastor and works for WHEAT Trust (Women’s Hope Education and Training), which gives funds to women-led organizations across South Africa. 
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Sello Mmane

Lead4Christ
Sello Mmane is a 27-year-old associate pastor at Ebenezer Bible Church, an evangelical church in the western Johannesburg, where he was born. He is co- founder of Lead4Christ, an organization that exists to equip the local church through youth leadership training and support. 
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Caroline Powell

The Warehouse Trust
Caroline Powell is the supervisor of Urban Gleaning, a stewardship program of The Warehouse in Cape Town. She is currently studying theology at the University of Pretoria, with a focus on leadership in urban transformation. 


Thursday June 23, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom

8:15pm

Music, Art, and Film Screening
Join us for an evening of visual and performing arts to enrich the soul and empower the spirit. The program begins with The Sanctuaries, a multidisciplinary arts group based in Washington, D.C., and features a screening of the documentary Milwaukee 53206. This film gives us a glimpse into the lives of those affected by mass incarceration in one of America’s most jailed zip codes. The families represent not only their city, but also people across the nation who struggle with the daily effects of incarceration. This special event ends with a discussion with the filmmakers and film participants.

Artists
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The Sanctuaries

The Sanctuaries is a racially and religiously diverse arts community in Washington, D.C. The Sanctuaries empowers creative people to claim their spiritual voice and collaborate on artistic projects that promote social change.

Forum Facilitators
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CarolAnne Dolan

CarolAnne is Head of Factual Programmin at Odyssey Networks. She is responsible for development of new factual specials and series at Odyssey Networks, has a diverse background in factual television. She’s worked in many genres including history, investigative docs, reality, pop... Read More →
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Zakiya Jackson

Director of Partnerships, The Expectations Project
Zakiya has been involved in community development and education for 15 years and has worked in public schools, non-profits and corporations. With a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Willamette University in Oregon, her studies have focused on human and organizational development... Read More →
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Keith McQuirter

Director/Producer, Milwaukee 53206
Keith McQuirter is an award winning producer and director with credits in TV documentary, new media and commercials. He co-produced the five-part Peabody Award winning and Prime Time Emmy nominated docu-series Brick City for the Sundance Channel. Keith studied film and television... Read More →
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Harold Dean Trulear

Harold Dean Trulear is an ordained American Baptist minister and serves as Associate Professor of Applied Theology at Howard University, where he is also immediate past president of the Gamma of DC chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also Director of the Healing Communities Prison... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday June 23, 2016 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Auditorium
 
Friday, June 24
 

6:30am

Sunrise Yoga
Join Teresa Pasquale Mateus, one of our spiritual directors, for sunrise yoga—a special opportunity to get moving, focus our minds, and connect with our bodies before the day’s events.

Elders & Spiritual Directors
avatar for Teresa P Mateus

Teresa P Mateus

Co-Founder, Executive Director, The Mystic Soul Project
Teresa is a trauma specialist, contemplative practice teacher, author, and speaker. She is executive director and co-founder of The Mystic Soul Project, a POC-centered approach to contemplation, activism, and healing. She is author of Sacred Wounds and Mending Broken, with a third... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 6:30am - 7:15am
Ballroom Atrium