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2020 Conference Schedule

Thursday, March 12, 2020

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 p.m. Special Music, Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Débora Junker
7:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Dr. Henry A Giroux
8:20 p.m. Circles of Conversation
8:35 p.m. Q&A
9:15 p.m. Artistic Response
9:30 p.m. Adjourning with Special Music


Friday, March 13, 2020

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Tea
9:00 a.m. Conscientization as a Spiritual Praxis
Dr. Christopher Tirres, DePaul University
9:30 a.m. Circles of Conversation
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. The Disimagination of Religious Educational Malpractice
Dr. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
10:30 a.m. Circles of Conversation
10:45 a.m. Q&A
11:15 a.m.  Artistic Response
12:00 p.m.


1:45 p.m.

Circles of Conversation

  • Creating Alternative Church Spaces for Leadership and Faith Formation with UMC Latinx Youth: A Case Study of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy
    Leader: Patricia Bonilla, Garrett-Evangelical doctoral student
  • Cycles of Resistance: Using Culture to Critique Our Education, and Our Education to Critique Culture
    Leader: Jana Howson, Garrett-Evangelical doctoral student
  • Storywork in Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Climate Change Education
    Leader: Nikki McDaid-Morgan, Northwestern University doctoral student
  • Reimagining Research: Moving Beyond the Traditional Methods and Resources 
    Leader: Daniel Smith, Research, Instruction, and Digital Services Librarian at the Styberg Library
  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Stroll: Imagining an Embodied Womanist Approach Toward Theological Hermeneutics
    Leader: Yvonne Hawkins, Garrett-Evangelical doctoral student
  • What Does Student Sense-Making Around Technology Mean for How We Understand Ethical Learning and Becoming?
    Leader: Alexis Papak, Northwestern University doctoral student
  • Trans*fixed: Godly Play in the Face of Futility
    Leader: Eddie Journey, Garrett-Evangelical doctoral student
3:00 p.m. Aristic Response
3:30 p.m. Acknowledgements, Group Picture, and Departure

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Mailing Address
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: (847) 866-3871
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