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La Convivencia’s 2nd Annual Social Justice & Interfaith Leadership Conference
March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm$15
Bring your family for an enlightening experience at La Convivencia’s annual “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!
La Convivencia is a New Jersey-based non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and celebrate the differences and shared values of a pluralistic community based on the principles of acceptance, trust, and mutual respect. By uniting a diverse citizenry through community service and civic engagement, we seek to create a more inclusive and peaceful society.
On Sunday, March 24th from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm, the organization will be presenting its second annual social justice and interfaith leadership conference. This unique half-day conference features inspiring speakers, leadership workshops, youth workshops, and community service. The goal of the conference is to engage the community voices to promote social justice, interfaith relation, and nurture unity and equity in our multiracial communities and beyond. A youth workshop is included for our future community leaders.
All are welcomed and urged to come and explore our workshops to develop leadership and advocacy skills as well as important knowledge and understanding of critical social justice and other pressing societal issues.
Spaces are limited. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-convivencias-2nd-annual-social-justice-and-interfaith-leadership-conference-tickets-54980231352
Our distinguished guest speaker is Rachel Wainer Apter, Director of the NJ Division on Civil Rights. Keynote panelists include: Dr. Jonathan Golden, Director of the Center on Religion, Culture, and Conflict at Drew University; Suzy Ismail, author/speaker; Rev. Andrew Wilkes, author/ pastor; and Bob Harris, speaker/counselor. Barbara Edmonds and Rev. Cornell Edmonds will facilitate the panel on the conference theme.
Leadership workshops will be presented by Rev Charles F. Boyer, Salvation and Social Justice | Rev. Robin Tanner, Poor People’s Campaign National Committee | Rev. Eric Dobson, NJ Fair Share Housing | Rev. Sammy Arroyo, Hightstown Methodist Church | Mr. Jorge Torres, Faith in NJ | Arla Patch, Quaker Activist | Police Chief Robert Garofalo, West Windsor | Police Chief Nicholas Sutter, Princeton | Pastor Dale Selover, Director of Living in Grace Ministries | Carol Watchler and Kelsey Marziale, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice | Jack Tironi, Drew University and Bilal Sultan, co-founder of La Convivencia (Youth Workshop Leaders).
Leadership Workshops… Topics: Social Justice in Faith; Youth Activism and Service; Interfaith; Immigration & Refugees; 21st Century Policing; Understanding Native American History in NJ; Transgender Acceptance; Spirituality, etc.
The program will also include a service project. Attendees will have the opportunity to make hygiene kits to donate to underserved families in the area. La Convivencia events give back to the community and unite diverse citizenry through various community service projects.
As our communities are becoming more and more diverse, we need to recognize the importance of ongoing dialogue and positive intercultural and interfaith relations. La Convivencia is dedicated to developing intercultural and interfaith understanding.
There will be plenty of opportunities for networking including afternoon snacks at our reception.
For additional information, visit www.laconvivencia.org
Connect, Engage, Celebrate and be Inspired in the spirit of La Convivencia