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Kilns College Forum: Advocating for Justice that Restores

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Village Baptist Church

330 SW Murray Blvd

Beaverton, OR 97005

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The Kilns College Portland Forum will explore the topic of "Advocating for Justice that Restores". You do not want to miss the opportunity to learn from and dialog with Kilns College instructor and author, Dominque Gilliard. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.” His book “Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores," is an IVPress 2017/18 #1 BEST SELLER.

Presentor: Dominque Gilliard:

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He is the author of Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores. He also serves on the board of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.”

An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies and History from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in History from East Tennessee State University, with an emphasis on race, gender, and class in the United States. Dominique earned a Master of Divinity degree from North Park Seminary, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor.

Event Overview:

The event is meant to be both educational and transformational as we learn about the history of mass incarceration, and systemic issues it causes and then dialog together about ways we can both think and live restoratively as the people of God.

Friday, June 18 - Enjoy a meet and greet with our speaker on Friday night and then our first session together.

Saturday, June 19 - After some coffee and light breakfast we will begin our day that includes three - one hour sessions followed by Q&A/discussions around how we can become more .

Academic Credit:

Kilns College is a dynamic graduate program that offers the most relevant and timeless instruction to prepare leaders of change in a global context. Kilns College Forums can be taken for graduate credit in one of the Kilns degree programs: Theology & Social Justice, Theology & Culture, or Innovation & Leadership. If you would like to start or continue your journey toward a graduate degree through the Kilns College Fourm please contact Kilns Admission Director Katie Ford at kford@kilnscollege.org.

Kilns College Forum is also available for non-credit to any particiapnts interested in joining the learning group.

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Accomodations: There are several great hotels within a short distance of The Viillage Church. All guests are responsibile for their own accomodations.

Meals: Drinks and refreshments will be provided during our sessions. All guests are responsible for their own meals.

Airport: Portland International Airport is the nearest airport to The Village Church. All guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Transportation: Taxi's, Uber and Lyft are available in Portland. All guests are responsible for their own transportation.

Questions? Please contact Katie Ford. kford@kilnscollege.org

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