Chicago Theological Seminary Conference: "Selma at 50: Still Marching" on April 24-25
To be held on the CTS campus, "Selma at 50: Still Marching" will trace a thread through the legacy of civil rights activism to emerging contemporary activist movements focused on issues at the intersection of public theology, grassroots organizing, and serious scholarship. Participants will examine critical social issues (e.g. the systemic causes of oppression and violence, the prison industrial complex, immigration reform, living wage issues, militarized policing, etc.) and their effects on human society, and strategize on action that will inspire and engage the next generation of leaders.
The conference will include 2 keynote addresses, 2 themed-based panel discussions, and training as a tool for organizing in our communities. The training will be followed by topic-based working sessions pushing beyond analysis and digging deeper to create applicable solutions to the issues. Inclusive, structured dialogues will expand upon and clarify definitions of "civil rights" in our current climate, and unstructured social time will allow people to process and reflect on what they've heard and experienced during the event.
When: April 24-25, 2015
Where: Chicago Theological Seminary campus, 1407 E. 60th Street