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Faith in Action: The Intersection Between Faith and Social Change

Girls Friendly Society, Episcopal Church Women, and Christ Church Cathedral

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Join international humanitarian and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador, Yewande Austin to explore “Faith in Action: The Intersection Between Faith and Social Change”. Since the beginning of time, women have demonstrated their faith by challenging social and economic injustice. Women have the power to change the world, but our potential to solve many of the issues that fuel injustice are often undermined by doubt about where to start and how to activate change that can foster a beloved community. Yewande will share her understanding of the art and science behind social change and lead interactive sessions on: 

  • Diversity Leadership: Exploring the power of individual differences, Understanding why diversity is important, Managing our biases, Learning inclusive leadership, Mastering peaceful conflict resolution.
  • Creative Social Change: Learning the history of social activism, Exploring modern forms of social activism, Identifying current socio-economic challenges (Racial justice and reconciliation), Learning how to solve problems through creative thinking.

Through global analysis, personal development exercises and practical application, this interactive workshop will show participants how to put their faith in action to prevent, confront and solve present day socio-economic challenges. Through this transformational process of personal and social exploration, we can foster a world-wide Beloved Community where all people may experience dignity and an abundant life to see themselves and others as beloved children of God.  

 Yewande will also share her own faith journey of her mission to build Alheri Village – Nigeria’s first sustainable rehabilitation community for Internally Displaced Persons - 

 This event is free and open to all those who identify as women. Lunch will be provided. 

 Free parking is available for those who register in advance at the MAT Garage (Next door to the Hartford Stage). 

 About our speakerFrom MTV to the historic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yewande’s socially charged music has taken center stage with musical icons from the Black Eyed Peas to Maroon 5, but it is her work as an award-winning lecturer, social impact leader and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador that has become her greatest achievement. Today, this 2018 African Women in Leadership Organization “Phenomenal Woman of Worth”, 2018 African Global Chamber of Commerce “Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation” Award and 2017 President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is recognized as an international expert in strategic diversity leadership, multidisciplinary education, social responsibility and youth development.  For the past 14 years, her award-winning programs have empowered clients with competence skills that promote diversity and inclusion, leadership and social responsibility from the classroom and physical examination room to the boardroom. Her capacity building consultancy, the Global Institute for Diversity and Change, has been credited with transforming over 3,000 academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations through evidence-based strategies. Through a combination of education, sustainable skill development and the arts, her humanitarian organization, the Change Rocks Foundation, has taught over 250,000 vulnerable youth, advocates and educators how to create sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and injustice in 20 countries across North and Latin America, Europe and 14 countries in Africa. Ms. Austin is currently building Alheri Village – a sustainable community model for Boko Haram conflict survivors in Abuja, Nigeria. The first rehabilitation model of its kind in Nigeria, Alheri Village will provide residents with housing, job acquisition skills, healthcare and other critical services that promote social and economic independence.     

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Christ Church Cathedral
45 Church Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Girls Friendly Society, Episcopal Church Women, and Christ Church Cathedral

Girls Friendly Society USA, Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Espicopal Church Woemen of Province 1, Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

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