Workshops

Learning from Each Other: Afternoon Workshops

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Choose one of ten afternoon workshop options each day.  These interactive, small group sessions build organizing skills, deepen understanding of policy concerns, introduce programs and strategies that you can replicate 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 gatherings invite deep listening and learning, sharing, and strategizing together.  The workshops are organized in ten “tracks” (see below); 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.

Overview of Workshops:

Track

  • Soul Force: Nonviolent Direct Action Community Organizing

  • Ending Child Poverty Now

  • Education for Emancipation: CDF Freedom Schools Program

  • Dismantling the Cradle to Prison Pipeline

  • Pastoral and Prophetic: Healing Work, Words, and Witness with Individuals, Communities, and Nation

  • Leave No Child Behind

  • Who Can I Run To?

  • White Supremacy and Dismantling Racism

  • I’m Your Child: Ending Cruelty to Immigrant Children and Families, Becoming Communities of Care

  • Roots of Justice

  • Liberation and Life in the Midst of Struggles for Justice

Tuesday 2-4 p.m.

  • Personal Power: Nonviolent Direct Action Community Organizing | Rev. Jim Lawson and Rev. Starsky Wilson

  • Improving the Odds for Children in Poverty: Addressing Harms and Improving Opportunities | CDF’s Poverty Team

  • Improving the Odds for Children in Poverty: Addressing Harms and Improving Opportunities | CDF’s Poverty Team

  • CDF Freedom Schools Program | Freedom School staff and Ella Baker Trainers

  • No Kinship, No Peace: Authentic Community with Young Folks in the Streets | Cadeem Gibbs, and yosoyhomeboy and yosoyhomeboy jr.

  • A Balm in Gilead: Developing a Trauma Informed Ministry | Dr. Frederick (Jerry) Streets

  • Invisible No More: The Struggle for Voter Rights and Racial Equality | Dr. Charlene Sinclair

  • Who Can I Run To?: The Quest to Make Congregations Places of Celebration and Safety for LGBTQ Youth And Families – Defining Terms and Understanding the Landscape | Min. Candace Simpson

  • Public Theology and Racial Justice | Dr. Teresa Smallwood

  • Creating Responsive Communities of Care through Innovative Partnerships | Dr. Patrick Reyes, bel Reyes, and Kindra Montgomery-Block

  • A Watershed Moment: Eco/Racial Justice and Climate Crisis as Issues of Children’s Defense | Ched Myers

  • Faith and Justice | Dr. Rodney Sadler

Wednesday 2-4 p.m.

  • Personal Power: Nonviolent Direct Action Community Organizing | Rev. Jim Lawson and Rev. Starsky Wilson

  • Ending Child Poverty: Taking Action Now on Multiple Fronts | CDF’s Poverty Team

  • From Sabbath Schools to Freedom Schools: Christian Education for Emancipation | Dr. Reginald Blount and Dr. Virginia Lee

  • Dignity and Power: Leadership from Formerly Caged | Cadeem Gibbs, Nafeesah Goldsmith, James Nelson, and Ndume Olatushani

  • Preaching for Social Change | Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.

  • Protecting Children Not Guns: Take Action Now | CDF Staff

  • Who Can I Run To?: The Quest to Make Congregations Places of Celebration and Safety for LGBTQ Youth And Families – Bible Study on Jairus’ Daughter | Min. Candace Simpson

  • Dismantling Racism | Rev. Naomi Tutu

  • Children and Families Impacted by Changing Immigration: Policy Change and Practical Support | Cheasty Anderson and Maria Hernandez

  • Eating and Believing: Religion, Food Justice, and Cultural Formation in Urban Life Part 1 | Dr. Derek Hicks

  • Revives My Soul Again | Dr. Victor Anderson and Dr. Lewis Baldwin

Thursday 2-4 p.m.

  • Beloved Community: Nonviolent Direct Action Community Organizing | Rev. Nelson Johnson and Joyce Johnson

  • Ending Child Poverty Now: Using CDF’s Action Kit | CDF ‘s Poverty Team

  • Freedom Schools: Bringing the Model to Your Campus | Dr. Reginald Blount and Dr. Virginia Lee

  • Transformative/Restorative Justice Practices with Youth | Phyllis Hildreth

  • The Soul’s Work of Justice: The Compelling Witness and Invitational Conviction of Katie Geneva Cannon’s Prophetic Life and Legacy | Dr. Becky Davis

  • Attending to Children’s Health and Behavioral Health: Responding to the Opioid Crisis and Other Trauma | CDF Staff

  • Who Can I Run To?: The Quest to Make Congregations Places of Celebration and Safety for LGBTQ Youth And Families – Developing a Workable Plan | Min. Candace Simpson

  • Becoming Allies: White Folk Checking In at Proctor | Ched Myers

  • Sanctuary as Civil Resistance | Rev. John Fife

  • Eating and Believing: Religion, Food Justice, and Cultural Formation in Urban Life Part 2 | Dr. Derek Hicks

  • Art Saved, Saves, Me, Us | Omari Booker and Ndume Olatushani

Tuesday Workshop Detail
Wednesday Workshop Detail
Thursday Workshop Detail

Questions about the program or workshops? Please email Rev. Shannon Daley-Harris at SDaleyHarris@childrensdefense.org.

Event Timeslots (3)

Tuesday, July 16
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Wednesday, July 17
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Thursday, July 18
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