THURSDAY, APRIL 23

4:00 – 5:30pm

Pre-Conference Session:
Alexia Salvatierra
on Faith-Rooted Organizing

Wesley Seminary Main Campus (4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

6:00 – 9:00pm

Opening Session:
Keynote & Conversation
with Lisa Sharon Harper

Busboys & Poets
5th & K
(at 1025 5th St. NW)

9:00 – 11:00pm

Party & Book Signing
with Lisa Sharon Harper

Busboys & Poets
5th & K
(upstairs in the mezzanine)

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

8:30am

Registration Opens

Mount Vernon Place UMC (900 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

9:00 – 11:45am

Morning Session:
Keynote & Conversation
with Alexia Salvatierra

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

12:00 – 1:30pm

Lunchtime Conversations:

Local Neighborhood Issues (Scott Bostic, Rev. Adam Briddell, Alexandra Elwell)

MVP UMC B102

Justice as a Lifestyle: Living out our Transformation (Ra Mendoza)

MVP UMC B103A

Entering the Thin Places: Creating Unrest in the physical body as a gateway to deeper compassion + liberation (Anita Grace)

MVP UMC B103B

1:30 – 3:00pm

Afternoon Session:
Keynote & Conversation

with Pastor Joe Daniels

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

3:00 – 3:45pm

Breakout & Collaborator Intros

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

4:00 – 5:30pm

Breakouts 1:

White Jesus, Good Intentions, and Our Racialized Hierarchy (Drew Hart)

Asbury UMC 1-12

Enacting Intersectional Justice by Displacing Whiteness (Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Jennifer Yoder)

Asbury UMC 2-8

Public Theological Leadership in an Age of Media and Political Polarization (Dan Nezfelt)

MVP UMC B102

Immigration: Family Detention and Unaccompanied Children (Joanne Lin)

MVP UMC B103A

Mass Incarceration (Douglas Walker, R. Kayeen Thomas)

MVP UMC B103B

The Scandal of Grace (or Extremists for Love) (Shane Claiborne and friends from The Simple Way)

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

5:30 – 7:15pm

Dinner Break

Seminarians and Students Dinner on Service in Seminary (Scott Bostic)

Local Restaurants

TBA (meet at MVP UMC Fellowship Hall)

7:30 – 9:00pm

Evening Session:
Theologizing for Justice: the Kairos moment of Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter & intersectional freedom movements (Micky Jones, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Brittini Gray, Lisa Sharon Harper, Broderick Greer, Alexia Salvatierra)

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

9:00 – 11:55pm

After Party

RFD (Regional Food and Drink, 810 7th St. NW)

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

7:45 – 8:50am

Neighborhood Walk (Scott Bostic)

Meet at MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

9:00 – 11:00am

Morning Session:
Keynote & Conversation
with Liz Butler

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

11:00 – 11:30am

Breakout Intros

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

11:45am – 1:15pm

Lunchtime Conversations:

Let’s talk about making theological education relevant, doable, and affordable (LeAnn Flesher, Jennifer Davidson)

MVP UMC B102

Media Justice & Communications Rights: Ideas to Explore and Take Home (Cheryl Leanza)

MVP UMC B103A

Entering the Thin Places: Creating Unrest in the physical body as a gateway to deeper compassion + liberation (Anita Grace)

MVP UMC B103B

1:45 – 3:15pm

Breakouts 2:

Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven (Erin Rose)

Asbury UMC 1-12

Fighting Back and Moving Forward: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education (Evie Frankl, Jonathan Stith)

MVP UMC B102

Holy Hurt & Mystical Action: Healing Ourselves and Changing the World (Teresa B Pasquale, Holly Roach)

MVP UMC B103A

MVP UMC B103B

Transforming Homelessness: Dignity and Equity for the City’s Invisible (Bec Cranford-Smith, Adam Bucko, Linda Kaufman, Justin Chambers, Shirley Ostrander via video)

MVP UMC Fellowship Hall

3:30 – 5:00pm

Breakouts 3:

Environmental Justice (Jennifer Bailey)

Asbury UMC 1-12

Urban Pedagogy (Doug Powe)

MVP UMC B102

Labor & Faith: From the Early Church to Worker Justice Today (Judy Esber)

MVP UMC B103A

Contemplative Activism: Becoming a Fifth Gospel (Adam Bucko)

MVP UMC B103B

Panel Discussion on the State of the LGBTIQ Movement (Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Sharon Groves, AnaYelsi Sanchez, Jennifer Yoder, Broderick Greer, Ryan Rowe)

Mount Vernon Place UMC Fellowship Hall

5:15 – 7:00pm

Closing Worship
& Keynote

with Rev. Dr.
William J. Barber II

and special music
by Yara Allen

Asbury UMC Sanctuary, 926 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20005 at the corner of K Street NW

7:00 – 9:00pm

Post-Conference Seminarians and Students Dinner on Service in Seminary (Scott Bostic)

Meet on the front steps of Asbury UMC after worship

7:00 – 11:55pm

Closing After-Party

RFD (Regional Food and Drink, 810 7th St. NW)