Lecture

Events

Asian/Asian-American Center Lecture: Dr. Peter Cha

Event date:
09-17-2014
Event End Date:
09-17-2014
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
Free
Peter Cha Lecture

Featured Preacher: Rev. Douglas Norris

Event date:
09-23-2014
Event End Date:
09-23-2014
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
Free
Norris Preaching copy

Promotion Lecture: Dr. Gennifer Brooks

Event date:
10-01-2014
Event End Date:
10-01-2014
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
Free
Brooks Promotional Lecture 2014 copy

Artist Reception with Fran Joy

Event date:
10-14-2014
Event End Date:
10-14-2014
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
Free

 

Public Theology and the Work of the Children's Defense Fund: A Change is Gonna Come

Event date:
10-15-2014
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
Free

October 15, 2014
4:00 p.m. | Room 205

 

janet-wolfRev. Janet Wolf is the first speaker in a series of lectures on Public Theology sponsored by the Office of the President. Rev. Wolf will share information about the various Children's Defense Fund programs including restorative justice, mass incarceration, cradle to prison pipeline, and freedom schools.

 Wolf is the Director of Children’s Defense Fund Haley Farm and Nonviolent Organizing. She previously served as faculty chair and professor at American Baptist College in Nashville, a historically Black college and home to many of the national civil rights leaders. For the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Wolf served as pastor of rural and urban congregations for 12 years. As director of public policy and community outreach with Religious Leaders for a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy, she worked with a national interfaith coalition on harm reduction, alternatives to incarceration and restorative justice. She is the author of “To See and To Be Seen,” a chapter in I Was in Prison: United Methodist Perspectives on Prison Ministry. For 12 years she also served as a community organizer around poverty rights. Wolf graduated from Vanderbilt Divinity School.



 

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