Children and Justice Plenaries

CDF’s 25th annual Proctor Institute will focus on continuing, urgent challenges facing children and families in our nation that call us to pursue justice persistently and faithfully. Four plenary sessions will include intergenerational voices bringing first-hand experience of systemic injustice, insights from decades of movement-building, knowledge of current policy challenges, and opportunities for action:

  • Tuesday: “The Sea Is So Wide: Ending the Mass Criminalization of Children of Color” will feature Cadeem Gibbs, former member of CDF’s Nashville Organizing Team and featured in the documentary Rikers; Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor,Ebenezer Baptist Church.
  • Wednesday: “The Measure of Our Success: Transforming Our Nation’s Priorities and Ending Child Poverty” will feature Peter B. Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy; Faculty Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law; Rev. Starsky Wilson, President and CEO of the Deaconess Foundation and Co-Chair of the Ferguson Commission; and a young person; in a conversation moderated by Bharti Wahi, Executive Director of CDF Minnesota.
  • Thursday: “I’m Your Child: Building Bridges, Removing Barriers” will feature Bishop Minerva Carcano,  Bishop of the San Francisco Area of The United Methodist Church , Rev. John Fife, founder of the Sanctuary Movement and No More Deaths; and a young person; in a conversation moderated by Cheasty Anderson, Senior Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund-Texas.
  • Friday: “Lanterns: Building an Intergenerational Movement” will feature civil rights hero Rev. Jim Lawson—whom Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.”; Tanya Watkins;  in a conversation moderated by Joe Worthy, National Organizer for CDF.

 

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Event Timeslots (4)

Friday
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Lanterns: Building an Intergenerational Movement • Patrisse Cullors, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter movement • Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence and key adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on nonviolent direct action strategies in the Civil Rights Movement

Tuesday
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The Sea Is So Wide: Ending the Mass Criminalization of Children of Color • Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative (invited) • Susan Burton, author of Becoming Mrs. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women (invited) • Cadeem Gibbs, former member of CDF Nashville Organizing Team • Rahim Buford, former member of CDF Nashville Organizing Team (moderator)

Wednesday
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The Measure of Our Success: Transforming Our Nation’s Priorities and Ending Child Poverty • Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy; Faculty Director, Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown Law; and author, most recently, of Not a Crime to Be Poor • Rev. Starsky Wilson, President and C.E.O., the Deaconess Foundation and Co-Chair of the Ferguson Commission • Bharti Wahi, Executive Director of CDF Minnesota (moderator)

Thursday
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I’m Your Child: Building Bridges, Removing Barriers • Bishop Minerva Carcano, Resident Bishop of the San Francisco Area, which includes the California-Nevada Conference in the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church (invited) • Rev. John Fife, Co-Founder of the Sanctuary Movement and No More Deaths (invited) • CDF Texas (moderator)

 

Event Timeslots (4)

Friday, July 19
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“Lanterns: Building an Intergenerational Movement” will feature civil rights hero Rev. Jim Lawson—whom Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.”; Tanya Watkins;  in a conversation moderated by Joe Worthy, National Organizer for CDF.

Tuesday, July 16
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“The Sea Is So Wide: Ending the Mass Criminalization of Children of Color” will feature Cadeem Gibbs, former member of CDF’s Nashville Organizing Team and featured in the documentary Rikers; Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor,Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Wednesday, July 17
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“The Measure of Our Success: Transforming Our Nation’s Priorities and Ending Child Poverty” will feature Peter B. Edelman, Rev. Starsky Wilson and a young person; in a conversation moderated by Bharti Wahi

Thursday, July 18
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“I’m Your Child: Building Bridges, Removing Barriers” will feature Bishop Minerva Carcano, Rev. John Fife and a young person; in a conversation moderated by Cheasty Anderson

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