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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 (the luncheon has reached capacity; reg. closed)

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

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM         National Museum of African American History and Culture Excursions (registration for tour is closed)

                                             “The Marginalized in History”

 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM    Denominational & Affinity Group Meetings – (If your group would like space to meet, contact the conference organizer)

 


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; Moderator: Rev. Dr. Paul Sorrentino, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Amherst College


Session 1b - Pushed to the Margins in Our Own Homes, the Phenomenon of the Outcast – Facing Gentrification, Immigration and the Declining “Majority” in the U.S.

Dr. Jules Harrell, Professor, HU Department of Psychology; Glen Vinson, Associate Dean for Service & Community Outreach, HU Office of the Dean of the Chapel; E. Christi Cunningham, Esq., HU School of Law; Moderator: Rev. Ian Oliver, Senior Associate Chaplain for Protestant Life & Pastor of the University Church, Yale University

 

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; Dr. Yolanda Rolle, HU Episcopal/Anglican Campus Chaplain, Dr. Ron Hopson, Professor, HU Department of Psychology & School of Divinity; Moderator: Rev. Jan Fuller, Chaplain, Elon University


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); Marcus Coleman, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships; 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

Dr. Bradford Grant, Professor of Architecture & Design, HU College of Engineering & Architecture; HU Interfaith Advisor; & Board President, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society; Dr. Sandra Crewe, Dean, HU School of Social Work; Dr. Alphonso Campbell, Jr., Professor, HU Department of Psychology; Moderator: Rev. Daniel Meyers, Director, Center for Faith & Vocation, Butler University


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; Moderator: Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life, Duke University Chapel


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Howard University Main Campus


7:00 AM                             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

Session: From the Margins of Our Communities, Protecting the Violated Among Us: A Response to Human Trafficking  & Protecting Places of Worship – Marcus Coleman, Jr., Acting Deputy Director, Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Homeland Security & Nicole Wood, Program Manager, Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


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, Officer Installation, and Chaplains Narrative

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


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


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