National Association of College
and University Chaplains


A multifaith professional community supporting spiritual and ethical life in higher education

*This schedule reflects only those components and speakers which are CONFIRMED. It will be updated periodically.


Voices from the Margins: Marginal Presence, Magnified Power, Meaningful Peace

Optional Pre-Conference Activities


Sunday, February 18, 2018         

11:00 AM            Historic Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel Worship Service (at Cramton Auditorium)

Speaker: Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Former South African Ambassador to the United States

Howard University Main Campus

With a weekly campus and community attendance of 1,500 and a radio listenership of one million, this Howard University tradition annually welcomes national and international leaders to campus to address the spiritual needs of the university and greater Washington community. Speakers have included Bishop Desmund Tutu, President William Clinton, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Dr. Robert Schuller, Mr. Vernon Jordan and others. The Chapel Choir celebrates the African-American religious experience with music that crosses genres and generations.

No cost


1:30 PM              Discernment Brunch with Chapel Speaker & Student Leaders

Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Former South African Ambassador to the United States

This presents an opportunity to engage student leaders and the day’s speaker in thought and reflection about the speaker’s message.

Cost: $40


Monday, February 19, 2018

Washington Plaza Hotel

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM         National Museum of African American History and Culture Excursions (tentative)

                                             “The Marginalized in History”

 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM    Denominational & Affinity Group Meetings – Rooms 2, 3 (& 4)

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM       Denominational & Affinity Group Meetings – Rooms 1, 2, 3 (& 4)

 


Conference Activities

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM         Registration

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM         New Members’ Reception


6:15 PM – 8:30 PM         Opening Plenary & Dinner

Liberation Theology: From South Africa to North America

Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Former South African Ambassador to the United States


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Washington Plaza Hotel


8:30 AM – 10:00 AM      Morning Plenary & Breakfast

Extreme Faith & Extremely Marginalized – How Personal Stand and Campus Community Can Hurt and Heal

Dr. Molly Levine, Full Professor, Department of Classics; Howard University Interfaith Advisor

Dr. Altaf Husain, Professor, School of Social Work, Howard University Interfaith Advisor


10:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Concurrent Sessions

Session 1a – From the Margins of our Hearts: Making Room for Those We’d Rather Forget or Exclude

Dr. Ayana Watkins-Northern, Director, HU Counseling Center; Dr. Sandra Crewe, Dean, HU School of Social Work; Dr. Bahiyyah Muhammad, Associate Professor, HU Department of Sociology

 

Session 1c – Writing in the Margins: Looking Deep Within and Reading the Things We’ve Placed to the Side

Dr. Dana Williams, Chair, HU Department of English; Dr. Altaf Husain, Associate Professor, HU School of Social Work


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch & Roundtables


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM – Business Meeting

 

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM – Concurrent Sessions

Session 2a – Shifting from the Margins: Making a Case for Resources and Focus

Dr. Lisa Rhodes, Executive Director of the RISE Together Mentorship Network (RISE); Dr. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, past Director, White House, Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Education; Rev. J. Wayne Clark, Associate Vice President of Development & Dean of the Chapel, Hendrix College

Session 2b – From the Margins of Our Profession: Intersections of Disciplines and Faith

Session 2c – From the Margins of Our Campuses: Serving Underrepresented and “Nontraditional” Groups

Ms. Nisa Muhammad, HU Assistant Dean of Religious Life; Rabbi Dena Bodian, Colgate University Associate University Chaplain and Director of Jewish Life


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Howard University Main Campus


7:00 AM                             Bagged Continental Breakfast at Hotel

7:30 AM                             First Shuttle to Main Campus

8:00 AM                             Second Shuttle to Main Campus


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM         Optional HU Campus Tour (weather permitting)

8:30 AM                             Final Shuttle to Main Campus


9:15 AM – 10:30 AM      Morning Plenary

The Power of Self, A Voice from the Margins Closing the Gap

Marian Wright Edelman, Esq., Founder & President, Children’s Defense Fund


10:45 AM – 11:45 AM    Business Meeting


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM    Snack Break


12:15 PM – 1:30 PM       Concurrent Sessions

Tours: HU Rankin Chapel, HU Cobb Lab/African Burial Ground, HU Art Gallery, HU Moorland Spingarn Research Center


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM         “Kosher Soul” – One Man’s Journey to Navigate Food, Faith & Culture

Michael Twitty – Kosher Soul


2:30 PM – 4:30 PM         Closing Lunch and Chaplains Narrative

Dr. Lisa D. Rhodes, Executive Director of the RISE Together Mentorship Network (RISE); past Dean, Spelman College Sisters Chapel


4:30 PM – 5:00 PM         Board Shuttles for Departure


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