2017 Fall Lectures: “There will always be poor in our land” … Why?

Poverty, Policy & Economic Justice

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, October 2, 2017

1:30 p.m

The Bartlett Lecture: Prophetic & Pastoral Utterances that Touch the Ground

Lisa Thompson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary

An ordained minister in the National Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lisa Thompson is a leader in African American Homiletics. She earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in religion from Vanderbilt University and an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Recently elected as President of the African American Caucus of the Academy of Homiletics, her publications include, “Now That’s Preaching! Disruptive and Generative Preaching Practices, “In Search of Our Mother’s Healings: Holistic Wellbeing, Black Women and Preaching,” and “Sacred Imaginings: Black Women and the Practice of Preaching.”

Location: Strong Hall Auditorium, CRCDS 

3:30 pm

Bartlett Worship Service – Rev. Dr. Lisa Thompson, preaching

Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel, CRCDS 

7:00 pm

The Bartlett Lecture: “Preaching for the Sake of Life: Engaging Difficult Texts in Difficult Times”

Lisa Thompson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary

Location: Strong Hall Auditorium, CRCDS

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

6:30 pm

Community Prayer Service – Please join us. All are welcome!

Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel, CRCDS 

7:00 pm

The African American Legacy Lecture: “Child Poverty: The Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

Jeffrey Kaczorowski, M.D., Senior Advisor, Children’s Agenda  

Dr. Kaczorowski is a Professor of Pediatrics at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital and Senior Advisor to the Children’s Agenda, an advocacy organization seeking to improve the health, education and success of children at local, state and federal levels. He is the founding Director of the hospital’s Hoekelman Center and works with the Children’s Institute to promote effective violence prevention strategies for children and youth in the Rochester City School district. He is the Co-Chair of the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative’s (RMAPI) Health and Nutrition workgroup.

Marvin A. McMickle, Ph.D., President, CRCDS

Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, the 12th President of CRCDS, is a highly regarded preacher and prolific author of 15 books and scores of essays and articles. He is active on the leadership team of Unite Rochester, a social platform aimed at increasing racial diversity and reducing inner-city poverty. A member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Board of Preachers at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA., Dr. McMickle is Professor Emeritus at Ashland Theological Seminary and has been a Visiting Professor of Preaching at Yale Divinity School. He earned a M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, a D. Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. McMickle currently serves as co-chair of RMAPI.

Location: Strong Hall, CRCDS

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

Janice Lynn Cohen Symposium: “Literacy as a Life Changer: A Community’s Response to Health Inequities”—Carol St. George, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester

Carol St. George currently directs the literacy teacher education program at the Warner School. She also teaches courses in teaching and curriculum related to theory and practice for reading professionals. A veteran educator, Carol brings extensive experience as a teacher, ranging from preschool to graduate school. Her research examines how teachers can more effectively collaborate with families to support student literacy and learning.

Location: URMC Adolph Auditorium, Rochester, NY 14642. To register for this event, call (585) 275-2187 or email chapliancy_services@urmc.rochester.edu

6:30 pm

Community Prayer Service – Please join us. All are welcome!

Samuel Colgate Memorial Chapel, CRCDS 

7:00 pm

Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI) Panel 

Led by Leonard Brock, Director, RMAPI, an Initiative of United Way of Greater Rochester

Panelists include: Daan Braveman, President, Nazareth Collge, Co-Chair of RMAI, Fran Weisberg, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Rochester, Cathy Thomas, RMAPI Community Advisory Council Member. Location: Strong Auditorium, CRCDS

 

Thursday, October 5, 2017                                                                                                  

6:30 pm

Community Prayer Service – Please join us. All are welcome!

Location: Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester, NY 14607

 

7:00 pm

Christian Faith and LGBT Experience

Milo Primeaux is a queer-identified transgender attorney who provides direct legal services to low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals in the greater Rochester area on a variety of legal issues related to their status as LGBTQ. He is the founding Director of the Organization for Transgender Health Empowerment Resources (OTHER), a not-for-profit committed to increasing access to adequate and competent health care for all transgender and gender-conforming people. Milo approaches his work through a critical racial and economic justice lens, recognizing that low income LGBTQ individuals of color are most adversely impacted by systemic discrimination and require supportive legal services to help them overcome the compounded barriers they face.

Location: Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester, NY 14607

Questions? Call (585) 340-9643 or email ddiederich@crcds.edu