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“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 2:4

Turning the Tables:
A Compassion, Peace and Justice Big Tent Summit


thursday, august 1

  • 1:00-3:30 p.m.:  “Turning the Tables” Preconference and Film Review: An interactive viewing of a food justice film, marked by guided conversation about the film's relevance for our ministry and daily lives.

  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Our Shared Table: Beach balls, sharpies, and a fun time together exploring our collective knowledge of food justice. 


friday, AUGUST 2

  • 12:00-3:30 p.m.: The Tables that Need Turning: The Intersectionality of Food Justice: This interactive workshop will begin with overviews of food justice, U.S. food policy, international food systems, and community change.

  • 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Bringing Faith and Creativity to the Table: Explore justice through song, art and Communion. Music and leadership provided by: Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez, Associate Pastor at 2nd Presbyterian Church Louisville, KY. 

  • 8:00-9:30 p.m.: Having Fun at the Table with Faith, Justice and the Arts: Open Mic Coffee House: A time to get to know one another, drink coffee, and share justice-centered music, spoken word, prayer, and other self-expressions. Bring something to share.


saturday, AUGUST 3

  • 8:00-11:15 a.m.: How to Turn Tables for Jesus: Community Organizing Training: Explore the methods, strategies, and skills of community organizing, engaging in conversation about power, privilege, assumptions, and why activism often fails. Facilitators: Mikal Forbush Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice; Anthony Smith Director of Neighborhood Safety, Louisville Metro government; Ebony O'Rea Network Center for Community Change

  • 11:45-1:45 p.m.: Setting Tables of Justice in the World Around Us: Site Visits & Local Action: Visit and participate in one of the following local justice initiatives:
      • The Refugee Agricultural Program Partnership (Facilitated by: Lauren Goldberg, Coordinator for Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP), Louisville, KY)
      • The People’s Garden (Facilitated by: Valerie Magnuson, Executive Director of Louisville Grows, a local non-profit committed to building community through urban agriculture and sustainable solutions)
      • Environmental Racism Tour
      • Protest Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program

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