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September 26, 2017

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JUSTice Summit Chicago 2017

Oppression at the Intersections of Race, Gender & Economics

Date and Time

October 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to October 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

Central Time


Register for JUSTice Summit Chicago 2017

We listen and imagine to reconstruct an equitable way forward. Together.

Thursday, Oct. 12 will include a full day of conversation on CWACM / Extraordinary Ordinations / our relationship with the UMC and whatever else comes up. This will be a gently guided and supported conversation.

Friday, Oct. 13 begins Justice Summit programming with our theme “Oppression at the Intersections of Race, Gender & Economics.”

Setting the context... Image: A timely dialogue of oppressions at the intersections, with the understanding that all oppression is connected. "Imagine... all the people sharing all the world."

Saturday, Oct. 14 workshops include:

  • Language: A Tool of Racist Patriarchy
  • Context, Perspective and Narratives
  • Advocacy with and for persons impacted by incarceration: Transgender women incarcerated in men's facilities leading a just revolution in resilience and resistance
  • Imagine... ReConstruct for Justice

Sunday, Oct. 15 panel conversation on Texts of Terror: "Somebody's Gotta Go To Hell"*

*comment by Rev. Dr. Christine Wiley during presentation at Covenant Baptist UCC/CWACM Black Church Summit, Washington, DC, April 2017.

Event housing

Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago - North Shore/Skokie, 5201 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL 60077. Nearest O’Hare airport. This hotel has a refrigerator and microwave in each sleeping room. Free continental breakfast, free parking, indoor pool and you can have your choice of a room with two queen beds or one king.

To reserve your room call the hotel directly 847-583-1111 and ask for the “Church Within A Church” group rate or use this link CWACM ROOM BLOCK. Rate is $119/night + tax. The room block closes September 11, 2017.

Meeting locations

Thursday and Friday: meetings at the DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago North Shore Hotel and Conference Center, 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077 (near the Hampton Inn where we are staying)

Saturday and Sunday: meetings at the Hampton Inn.