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La Convivencia's 2nd Annual Social Justice and Interfaith Leadership Confer...

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65 Olden St.

Princeton, NJ 08540

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Your ticket entitles you to attend the whole conference, plus one workshop. Please choose only one workshop to attend.

Bring your family for an enlightening experience at La Convivencia’s annual “Social Justice, Faith, Diversity & Hope: TOGETHER WE RISE” Conference. Leading activists, educators, clergy, police, professors, elected officials and nonprofit leaders from our community will join us to offer workshops in activism, bias, diversity, social justice, empathy, and empowerment. A keynote panel will energize us to learn from those who are taking action now and there will be opportunities to network with other concerned citizens. Plus, a Youth Workshop for tweens and teens. You will leave informed, connected and inspired!

To meet our amazing speakers and look at our workshop topics/details, please follow the link:

https://www.laconvivencia.org/annual-conference.html

Here's why you should come:

  1. It's a great way to meet people and get to know your neighbors who share your vision of a better, more peaceful world.
  2. Come and just find out what we're all about!
  3. Getting to know one another, becoming friends and changing the world.
  4. To help create understanding across cultures and religions!
  5. Sharing our common values and common humanity.
  6. Let's work together to ensure we've done our part!
  7. PLUS a Special interactive workshop for youth.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:

Rachel Wainer Apter, Director of the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights

KEYNOTE PANEL:

Dr. Jonathan Golden, Rev. Andrew Wilkes, Suzy Ismail, and Bob Harris

Keynote Panel Moderators

Barbara Ingram-Edmonds and Rev. Cornell Edmonds

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTERS

Please choose only one workshop.


1. Youth Taking a Step Forward for the Community; A Conversation on Sparking Dialogue as Youth (Recommended for youth)

Presenters: Jack Tironi and Bilal Sultan

In this session, youth will work on some key skills in order to serve their community. Youth will learn to craft questions and answers and apply it in activities. There will also be a part about facilitating youth discussions and making the right decisions in order to keep the flow. Youth will also participate in a variety of activities that will incentivize them to take risks in order to learn something more about their fellow peers. In addition, we will talk about unspeakable truth, youth for change, and how youth can play a role to bring a positive change in their communities.

2. Building Greater Understanding about Native American History in NJ

Presenter: Arla Patch

Through learning the greater historical context, the impact of that historical legacy, and the challenges that NJ Natives currently face, citizens will gain greater understanding and empathy for North America's original residents while also fostering awareness of ways to decolonize ourselves.

3. 21st Century Policing

Presenters: Chief Robert Garofalo (WWPD) and Chief Robert Nicholas (PPD)

How local police departments have changed the law enforcement landscape by utilizing social media and technology to connect with the local community and their families around the world.

4. "Cultivating a Faith that Shapes our Understanding of Social Justice"

From Poor People's Campaign to Criminal Justice Reform and Immigrant/Refugee Resettlement

Presenters: Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer, Rev. Robin Tanner, Rev. Sammy Arroyo, Rev. Eric Dobson, Jorge Torres

And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Come and meet some of the leading social justice voices in the New Jersey and in the nation as they share how their faith guides and gives them strength to fight for justice. In this plenary session, we will be discussing the impact that faith groups have in social justice movements such as the Poor People's Campaign, Prison Reform and Immigrant Rights. You will learn ways in which you and your faith tradition can organize for advocacy and how to engage with government officials to enact public policy improvements. This will also be a great opportunity to learn more about The Poor People's Campaign, Salvation and Social Justice, The New Jersey Prophetic Agenda, and Faith in New Jersey.

5. Contemplation and Action

Presenter: Pastor Dale Selover

…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

To do the work of justice requires action, but it also calls for contemplation. We will take a look at the important role contemplation plays in supporting, empowering and renewing those who work for justice. We will also explore specific life-giving spiritual practices.

6. LGBTQIA+: What does it all mean?

Presenters: Carol Watchler and Kelsey Marziale and panel

We’re seeing and hearing new terms to talk about people’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The language is constantly evolving and so can our understanding. Come and meet a panel of the people behind the labels, hear their stories, and learn how everyone can be an ally and engender respect for all no matter how each person names and claims their sexual identity or gender identity.


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SERVICE PROJECT: Conference attendees will have the opportunities to make hygiene kits to donate to underserved families in the area.


Do you have a business or organization? This is a great opportunity to advertise your business at La Convivencia Annual Social Justice & Interfaith Conference. Check out for more details here:

https://www.laconvivencia.org/2019-conference-sponsorship-opportunities.html

Or email us: contact@laconvivencia.org


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Co-Sponsors:

Baha’i Assemble of Hamilton Township

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Fellowship in Prayer, Princeton

First Methodist Church of Hightstown

Hamilton Law Firm, P.C. Business & Employment Law

Islamic Society of Central Jersey

Kidsbridge Tolerance Center

Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought

Muslim Center of Greater Princeton

The House Next Door, Princeton Junction

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

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