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Asset-Mapping and Power-Mapping in Public Ministry

December 1, 2021 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. OR 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Zoom

Asset-Mapping and Power-Mapping in Public Ministry

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary invites you to join community organizers and Garrett-Evangelical alums Maria Alejandra Salazar (G-ETS 2019) and Rev. Maddie Johnson (G-ETS 2019) for a practical workshop on Asset-Mapping and Power-Mapping in Public Ministry.

Salazar and Johnson will offer a primer on the different but complementary Alinsky and asset-based approaches to community organizing and explain how these two organizing styles inform the practice of power- and asset-mapping. They will then provide training on a set of tools to create power and asset maps in various ministry contexts. Participants will leave equipped with practical resources to begin mapping their own communities.

There are two sessions of the workshop being offered and participants may choose one to attend. Space is limited for both sessions. The workshop will take place via Zoom and you can register via the form below.

December 1, 2021


Workshop Leaders

Maria Alejandra Salazar

Maria Alejandra Salazar (she/her/ella) is currently a program associate at Borealis, a social justice philanthropic intermediary working to resource grassroots movements for transformative change. A formerly undocumented immigrant, her professional background is in community organizing, advocacy, and direct social services with immigrant communities. Maria Alejandra received her Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She loves cooking Peruvian dishes, making art, and redecorating any space she lives in.

Rev. Maddie JohnsonRev. Maddie Johnson is a provisional deacon in the Great Plains Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and currently serves as the Faith-Based Organizer at The Neighboring Movement in Wichita, Kansas as of July 1st. She graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in May of 2019, and then spent two years serving as the pastor at Grace UMC in Winfield, Kansas. Since moving to Wichita, she has enjoyed getting to know her new neighbors, taking walks with her dog, Matilda, and pretending she can play the ukulele at jam sessions with her friends.