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Thursday, June 14 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Core Conversation: EMPOWER

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We are guided by a great cloud of witnesses, but we face our own unique moment in history. Living out a call to protect vulnerable people forces us into the creative tension between power and powerlessness. What is the appropriate use of power in this time? What strategies and energies are needed for a new civil resistance movement? Featuring perspectives from different movements, this Core Conversation will explore our understanding of power and strategy.

Moderators
avatar for Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Rev. Adam Russell Taylor

Executive Director, Sojourners
Adam is the executive director of Sojourners. He previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group, served as a vice president at World Vision U.S., and as a White House fellow in the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and Public Engagement. He is the author of Mobilizing... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Rev. Karen Anderson

Senior Pastor, Ward Chapel AME Church/Metropolitan Congregations United
Karen is pastor of Ward Chapel AME Church. She is board president for Gamaliel’s Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU), serves as a board member of Magdalene St. Louis and Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis, and co-founded “The Mother’s March” for justice in Ferguson and... Read More →
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Ash-Lee Henderson

Co-Executive Director, Highlander Research and Education Center
Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is a 32 year old, Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), working class woman, born and raised in Southeast Tennessee. She is the co-executive director of the Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN. She has served in positions of leadership for... Read More →
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Myrna Pérez

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Myrna heads the Voting Rights and Elections project at the Brennan Center for Justice. She is a nationally recognized expert on voting rights and elections administration, a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School, and a frequent commentator for mainstream and legal media.
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Justin Steele

Google.org
Justin Steele is a Principal at Google.org, where he leads Google’s philanthropy in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Prior to joining Google.org, Justin served as Deputy Director of the Washington D.C. site of job training nonprofit Year Up, and he began his career as a management... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Seth Wispelwey

Rev. Seth Wispelwey

Restoration Village Arts
Seth is a grassroots organizer and pastor. He is one of the leaders in Charlottesville who trained and mobilized clergy to confront white supremacy. Seth has organized people of faith for years to engage in public policy advocacy with organizations like ONE, Bread for the World, and... Read More →

Movement Honorees
avatar for Jeanette Vizguerra

Jeanette Vizguerra

New Sanctuary Movement
After fighting off deportation for eight years, Jeanette Vizguerra decided to go public with her story and sought refuge in the basement of the First Unitarian Church in Denver, Colorado. While in Sanctuary, Jeanette continued to organize for immigrants’ rights and in April of 2017... Read More →
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Kesha Cash

Founder and General Partner, Impact America Fund
Kesha is founder and general partner of Impact America Fund (IAF), a venture capital firm designed to harness market opportunities overlooked by traditional investors. IAF invests in culturally competent entrepreneurs developing solutions that address economic disparities in Amer... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

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