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I Wanna Be Like You: Mentors, Gurus, Friends in the Pursuit of Justice

Fri 2 PM | Workshop

Micky ScottBey Jones in conversation with Jacqui Lewis, Alexia Salvatierra, and Corey Pigg

Finding your way in social justice movements means exploring who you are inside yourself and in relationship to the world. Different relationships with guides, teachers and friends can help you build resilience to do the work long term – not as a replica of those you admire, but as your best, bravest, most authentic self. Your mentors and gurus shape you. Are you connecting to that source of wisdom? Not sure what any of this looks like? Come share your experiences and hear from a panel of folks who have tapped into this source of wisdom and strength.

Micky ScottBey Jones

Micky ScottBey Jones, the Justice Doula, is a mama-activist-contemplative-healer-holy-disrupter who believes in throwing parties as a key revolutionary strategy. She loves bringing people together to explore brave space, awaken empathy and fight oppression. Micky is the Director of Healing Justice with Faith Matters Network and is a core team member with The People’s Supper who has gathered more than 4,000 people around tables since the 2016 election for bridging and healing conversations.

168 Pop-Up People’s Supper
354 Micky ScottBey Jones & Panel
391 A Conversation with Micky ScottBey Jones
404 Voices in the Divide

Jacqui Lewis

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a 1000-member multiracial, welcoming, and inclusive congregation in New York City. She is an activist, preacher, and fierce advocate for racial equality, economic justice, and LGBTQ equality. Her work has included co-founding The Middle Project, an institute that prepares ethical leaders for a more just society. She has also written three books, hosted a television program, been a frequent contributor to MSNBC, and taught at seminaries across the country.

Jacqui earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and earned a M.Phil. and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Religion from Drew University. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Jacqui is the first African American and first woman to serve as senior minister in the Collegiate Church, which was founded in New York City in 1628.

281 Sending The Goose
7 Jacqui Lewis, Topic TBD

Alexandra Salvatierra

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is the author with Dr. Peter Heltzel of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World (Intervarsity Press). She is a Lutheran Pastor with over 40 years of experience in congregational and community ministry, including church-based service and community development programs, congregational and community organizing and legislative advocacy. She is an affiliate professor at Fuller Theological Seminary and adjunct at four other academic institutions. In addition to coordinating the Guardian Angels Project and assisting at Hope Lutheran Church, she serves as a consultant (training, facilitating, organizing and leading strategic planning) for a variety of national/international organizations, including World Vision, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Christian Community Development Association. She is a national leader in immigrant justice, co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement, the Evangelical Immigration Table and M25 (Matthew 25/Mateo 25).

169 Faith-Rooted Organizing
170 M25 – Creating Immigrant Justice
383 Alexa Salvatierra

Corey Pigg

Corey is a former missionary, recovering pursuer of Jesus and a cult survivor. After several years of traveling the globe as a missionary and in recovery as a cult abuse survivor, Corey’s work is devoted to helping others reconnect with themselves after the loss of a lifestyle steeped in spiritual vocation and/or spiritual abuse in order to find their way forward.

Corey is responsible for Failed Missionary, a new podcast/blog that explores topics and narratives related to the modern approach to missions and questions the odd ways we’ve interpreted the great commission.

122 Life After Missions
248 Failed Missionary

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