Third Intergenerational Justice Summit
Start: 2023-02-18 12:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: 2023-02-18 14:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
A link to attend this virtual event will be emailed upon RSVP
Register now for the Third Intergenerational Justice Summit!
The Summit is on February 18, 2023, from 12 to 2 p.m. ET / 9 to 11 a.m. PT. This summit, entitled “Interspirituality and Justice for All,” will focus on the intersection of faith-based and non-faith activists and leaders working in Social Justice politics. Come help build communication, trust, and power across all generations, classes, races, genders, and geographical settings.
Created and curated again by younger and older social justice organizers and leaders, the February 18 Third Intergenerational Justice Summit's goals include building and amplifying connections across age, class, race, gender, identity, and geographical lines as we did at our 8/27 and 11/19 Summits-- through music, story, and conversation; embracing our shared vision and values in the form of the “Intergenerational Unity Statement”; and providing strategy-driven training tools and action steps to win Transformative Justice for All.
Endorsement and welcoming comments by U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal
Pramila Jayapal (She, her). When U.S. Rep. Jayapal (WA-07) again welcomes social justice leaders, organizers, and activists to our Zoom-based 3rd Intergenerational Justice Summit, she is not only endorsing our event, but she is also embracing our winning organizing strategy built for this existential moment. MORE.
New panelists since the January 14 announcement:
Arthur Waskow (He, him) Rabbi Waskow has been among the leading voices bringing Jewish spiritual wisdom to bear on the progressive political agenda. And neither age nor a global pandemic has diminished his ardor for the fight. His decision to seek rabbinic ordination in 1995, when he was 62 and already teaching at the Reconstructionist seminary, was born of his recognition that the rabbinate was a revolutionary institution, a linchpin of the transformation of ancient Judaism from a faith based on temple rites to one of learning and prayer.
Javier Anderson (He, him) is a undergraduate student studying engineering at Fordham University, a Jesuit school in the heart of New York City. As a Bronx native and son of a doctor. Javier has seen up-front the cost of poor policy decisions with regard to economics and health in a personal way. He is currently an active volunteer of the Campaign for New York Health, where his research skills helped them devise the first working calculator for individuals to determine their contribution to the new system. He is now working on developing a similar calculator to show how businesses may benefit from the bill as well. In his spare time, Javier enjoys watching or better yet playing baseball, being outside, and solving some tough math problems. When not saving the world, he also likes to read.
Victoria Loorz, MDiv, is a "wild church pastor," an "eco-spiritual director" and co-founder of several transformation-focused organizations focused on the integration of nature and spirituality. After twenty years as a pastor of indoor churches, she launched the first Church of the Wild, in Ojai CA, and began to meet others with the same sense of call to leave the building and expand the Beloved Community beyond our own species. She then co-founded the ecumenical Wild Church Network. MORE
Michele Hamilton (She, her) is Assistant Director of Shelter Services at the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, which provides services to survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Michele lives in Centre County, PA, and supports many local progressive and human service programs. She currently serves as the Vice President of the PA National Organization for Women. MORE.
Andrea Miller (She, her) is a veteran social justice strategist and organizer who incorporated One Payer States with Action Network as the core element of OPS organizing and communication. She is a founding board member and digital strategist for the Center for Common Ground, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Virginia. In 2017 the Center launched the national Reclaim Our Vote Campaign, a nonpartisan outreach campaign to fight voter suppression and turn out the vote among people of color. Reclaim Our Vote works in partnership with Black Voters Matter, Mi Familia Vota, the NAACP, DemLabs, and many other organizations.
Ajay Marwaha MD (He, him) is a physician who believes that high-quality and affordable healthcare is a human right. He advocates for expanding affordable, equitable, portable, and high-quality health insurance coverage to everyone in America in his spare time.
Ajay believes that, as the wealthiest nation in the world, America can achieve this. MORE.
Vicki Lowe (She, her) is the Washington State Universal Health Care Commission: Chairperson. Ms. Lowe, is also the executive director of the American Indian Health Commission for Washington State (AIHC) since July 2015, is a Jamestown S'Klallam descendant. She has also worked in the Health Department of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe since December 1996. MORE.
Lydia Guzman (She, her) serves as President of the Health Care for All Colorado Advocacy Board. She is a retired educator, most recently serving in the Denver Metro area school districts as a teacher, High School Principal, Assistant Principal and a school district Chief Program Officer. She has served on the Board of Directors for Health Care for All Colorado (HCAC) for the past 13 years. She has been a diligent activist for health care reform in Colorado. MORE.
Bob Mason (He, him) is a retired clinical social worker and active with Jewish Voice for Peace. JVP is a national member-driven organization dedicated to a U. S. foreign policy based on peace, human rights, and international law and is an anti-racist, anti-Zionist, and the most prominent Jewish organization committed to Palestinian liberation in the world. He is also active with Mass-Care (Massachusetts' Medicare for All organization), the National Association of Social Workers, and One Payer States. MORE.
Co-moderater: Rodney S. Sadler, Jr. Ph.D. (he, him) is a graduate of Howard University (1989, B.S. Psychology/Philosophy), Howard University School of Divinity (1992, M.Div.), and Duke University (2001, Ph.D. Hebrew Bible and Biblical Archaeology), and has also studied at Hebrew University (1990). He is an ordained Baptist minister who serves as Associate Pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and Associate Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary. MORE.
Returning Panelist: Egberto Willies. Egberto (He, him) is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Progressive who believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is “political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship”. He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than other oligarchic societies where a small number of billionaires (750 in the U.S., 2668 globally) accumulate massive wealth and control while the vast majority of us are denied access and opportunity. [LinkedIn profile]
Ada Briceño (She, her) serves as co-President of UNITE-HERE Local 11, representing over 30,000 hotel workers in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Arizona. She is a Vice President of UNITE-HERE International Union and a National Steering Committee Member for the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer. She has dedicated her career to uplifting marginalized voices and bridging communities. In addition to union organizing and political work, she has led many civil rights, immigrant rights, women’s rights, and environmental efforts. She was named one of Orange County’s “100 Most Influential” by the Orange County Register in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2014.
Rev. Jennifer Butler (She, her) is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She is currently the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church in Corvallis, Oregon. In seminary, her area of research was ecofeminist theology. While an adjunct professor at Portland Seminary, she co-wrote Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology with colleagues, Dr. Daniel Brunner and Dr. AJ Swoboda. She is a fellow of GreenFaith and Parker Palmer’s Center for Courage and Renewal and a board member of Unity Shelter. In the pulpit, she explores faith and religious practice as revolutionary acts of courage and restoration in a chronically dis-eased world. In 2019 her work in partnership with the chronically unhoused, members of the congregation, and broader community resulted in the creation of SafeCamp - a managed camp that has since transitioned into Safe Place - a transitional housing program with several micro shelter locations throughout Benton County.
Note: The 3rd Summit may be extended to a 3rd hour, on-demand, for break-out sessions to practice intergenerational conversation and actions.