“Haley is a place to rest and renew your spirit, challenge your faith, establish friendships with kindred spirits, hear great preaching, and then be ready and willing to go home and speak out and stand up for children!”
Steve Wiard, nine-year participant
Meditations for the Journey—7:00-8:00 a.m.
This optional early morning gathering led by Dr. Frederick J. Streets, Proctor co-chaplain-in-residence, generates deep reflection, feeds the spirit, and offers new perspective on the work behind and the work ahead. Come see why this special time leaves participants especially renewed even though they arose earlier than the others!
Learning from Each Other--Afternoon Workshops from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Choose one of eight afternoon workshop options each day. These interactive, small group sessions build organizing skills, deepen understanding of policy concerns, introduce programs and strategies that can be replicated back home, and break open new perspectives or understandings of justice, community, children, and the work to which we are called. There is so much we have to learn from each other, and these intergenerational, interracial, interactive gatherings invite deep listening and learning, sharing and strategizing together. The workshops are organized in eight “tracks;” choose a workshop from the same track each day or sample workshops from a variety of tracks—the option is yours. Register for your workshop choices now to secure a spot.
Creating the Children’s Movement--Late Afternoon Options 4:15-6:15 p.m.
Sing, dance, draw, tell stories, heal, process, reflect, converse…late afternoons at CDF’’s Proctor Institute offer opportunities to do that and more. Ten late afternoon options give you a chance to reflect, express, and engage. Some of the sessions include artistic outcomes that will be incorporated into our Friday morning celebration of worship and commitment. Artists, activists, advocates, story-tellers, spiritual leaders, singers—together we are creating the children’s movement.
Late Night Open Mic 8:45-10:00 p.m.
While some head to their hotels after the evening Great Preacher Series concludes at 8:45 p.m., others are energized by the day and brimming with something to share, to say, to sing. Proctor’s Late Night Open Mic is a time and place to share those gifts with others! Rev. Damien Durr, Executive Pastor at Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas and former CDF Nashville Organizing Team member and Dr. Michael Brandon McCormack, Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies at the University of Louisville, will facilitate this optional late night session.
Afternoon Workshop Options
(2-4 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
Soul Force: Nonviolent Direct Action Community Organizing
Education for Emancipation: From Sabbath Schools to Freedom Schools
Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline
50 Years of Progress: Where’s We’ve Been, Where We Are and What’s Next
White Supremacy, Trauma and Healing
Dreamers: Building Bridges, Dismantling Walls
Network of Mutuality: Intersecting Justice Movements
Late Afternoon Options
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (4:15-6:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted)
Music for the Movement (4:15-5:15 p.m.)
Choir Rehearsal (5:15-6:00 p.m.)
Building the Movement—Dance!
Telling Our Stories of Communities in Crisis
Arts, Culture, and Social Change
Shalom: Somatic Health for Healing after Trauma
“To Make a Rest of Motion:” Reflecting on the Day
Continuing the Conversation with…
I Believe I’ll Testify… (filming/documenting our stories of calling to this work and beloved community)
Shuttles to hotels: 4:15 pm Shuttles back to Farm: 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.