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Friday, June 24
 

10:45am

Faith Messaging: Introductory Media Training 
Limited Capacity seats available

Auburn Media has equipped more than 4,000 leaders of faith and moral courage to speak prophetically through the media. Learn the best ways to prepare for an interview and other forms of media engagement, including a messaging strategy designed specifically to leverage the power of faith voices to carry the critical conversations of our time.

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Friday June 24, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm
Room 7

1:15pm

A Message For The Masses: Podcasts For Activists 
If you have a smartphone, you have the basic tool for audio and visual storytelling right in your hand. But taking that tool and making effective media involves planning and structure. In this training, the staff of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club will introduce the basics of “start where you are” podcasting and videocasting. The session will include some practical basics, strategies, and tools you can start using right now to make your message heard.

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David Dault

President and CEO, Chicago Sunday Evening Club
David Dault is an expert at helping people tell their stories. He produces engaging, innovative media for public radio, public television, and public events.

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Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 7

1:15pm

Behind The Lens: Introductory Camera Skills 
Limited Capacity seats available

Need to prepare for an interview with the local news? You just landed a spot on a video podcast? What will you say? Join Auburn Media for an introductory session preparing you to fly under pressure, with the cameras rolling! Be ready to handle difficult questions, tough topics, and present with confidence on screen.

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Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 5A

1:15pm

Effective Advocacy: How To Get Your Message Heard In The Halls Of Power 
How, and from whom, do political leaders get their information in 2016? What unique roles do people of faith play in the legislative process? This training will focus on how to get your message heard by elected leaders in order to achieve policy change that has wide and lasting implications.

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Amelia Kegan

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Amelia Kegan is the legislative director for domestic policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. She leads the domestic policy team's work in analyzing legislation, advocating on Capitol Hill, and developing legislative strategy. | | Prior to coming to FCNL, Amelia... Read More →
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Eric Mitchell

|   Eric Mitchell has been a champion of anti-hunger and poverty programs for almost a decade. As Government Relations Director at Bread for the World, Eric serves as the Organization’s “chief lobbyist” on Capitol Hill, and has been a leading voice to ending hunger in the... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Executive Boardroom

1:15pm

Faith-Rooted Organizing: World Change Through Faith & Justice 
Faith communities across the country are drawing from deep wells of legacy to organize and advocate for a more just world. People of faith are returning to their spiritual roots for guidance on how to engage the world’s struggles for justice in ways that honor our faith. Join this powerful training that draws from the rich spiritual core of historic justice movements. Participants will gain the basic tools and insights needed to analyze their community, strategize, build collaborative networks, and take action—all in a way that draws from the roots of their faith traditions.


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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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Rev. Alexia Salvatierra

Faith-Rooted Organizing UnNetwork
Rev. Salvatierra is the co-author of “Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World”.  She is Affiliate Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, adjunct at four additional institutions.  In addition to pastoring locally, she trains/consults internationally... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 4C

1:15pm

Movement Starters: Using Creative Arts For Social Change 
Drawing on 10 years of experience interviewing prominent business leaders, politicians, clergy, and artists all over the world, award-winning filmmaker and creative strategist Art Hooker shares his unique findings about story, creativity, passion, and leadership through this training. Utilizing real-life experiences, videos, and photos, participants will be given tools and insights to help them discover their own unique paths to more purposeful and meaningful lives and careers. The session will also include Skype interviews with real-life movement starters.

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Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 6C

1:15pm

Sacred Accompaniment: Journeying With Our Immigrant Neighbors
Immigrants who are facing removal proceedings are traumatized by the inhumane process. There is a high probability that they will be deported and never see their families again. New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC’s Accompaniment Program connects citizens with immigrants going through the process. As witnesses, you hold the system and immigration officers accountable. This training will teach you how to “do no harm” and support individuals or families involved in immigration proceedings.

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Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 6A

1:15pm

Sovereignty & Solidarity: How Christians Can Become Better Allies To Indigenous Communities 
The history of Christianity in the U.S. is rife with physical and cultural violence toward Native American communities. The Doctrine of Discovery also fueled centuries of empire-driven attitudes and actions toward land and people. Yet our faith calls us to deepen understanding and to lament injustice. Learn about the Doctrine of Discovery, how churches are challenging it, and ways to become better allies to Native communities through truth-telling about history, respecting sovereignty, and calling for stewardship of sacred places. We will also learn about how to stand with the Gwich’in people to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

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Shantha Alonso

Shantha Ready Alonso is the Executive Director of Creation Justice Ministries, an ecumenical organization that educates, equips and mobilizes Christian communions/denominations, congregations and individuals to protect, restore, and rightly share God's Creation. Based on the priorities... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 5B

1:15pm

Stories Of Change: Writing In Support Of Racial And Social Justice 
This training focuses on identifying harmful coverage of youth of color, strategies to correct those narratives, and best practices for highlighting the stories we’d like to see. We'll take a look at how language impacts our thoughts, how thoughts shape our actions, and how actions form our policies. Participants will walk away with information and a passion to advance meaningful narratives about youth of color.

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JF

Jennifer Farmer

Jennifer R. Farmer, a leading professional in communications strategy, has made her mark in social justice movements for more than fifteen years. Joining Advancement Project in 2012, Farmer leads a team of traditional and digital media staffers in developing comprehensive messaging... Read More →

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Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 6B

1:15pm

Vital Conversations: How To Talk About Race In The Church
This intensive training uses small group discussions and scripture to explore what it takes to have helpful conversations about race in the church. Each small group will explore biblical texts that encourage and nurture the desire to understand context and make soul connections with racial and cultural realities. Attendees will receive the tools necessary to practice helpful ways to communicate, manage resistance, and understand the vocabulary of racial justice advocacy.

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Inez Torres Davis

Director for Justice, Women of the ELCA
Inez Torres Davis is an Indigenous Latina working within and for the whitest religious affiliation in the United States, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as Women of the ELCA’s core racial justice/anti-racism trainer since January of 1997. She is completing training for... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Room 4A