Updated schedule for Iowa Institute for Social Action

By December 16, 2014No Comments

Here’s the updated schedule for keynotes and breakout sessions at the Iowa Institute for Social Action on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 18 and 19 at Saints John and Paul Church in Altoona, Iowa. To register go to iowasocialaction.eventbrite.com.

Youth and young adult track information is here.

Sunday, Jan. 18

Noon               Registration for “young adult” track

12:30 p.m.      Keynote for young adults: Economic Justice and the 10 Chairs of Inequality – Julia Dinsmore

1 p.m.              Registration

2 p.m.              Opening Prayer and Announcements

2:15 p.m.        Breakout sessions A

  • Debt by Design: Reforming Payday Lending In Iowa – Greg Baker, Executive Director of Church and Grassroots Ambassadors, The FAMiLY LEADER & The Family Leader Foundation, and Matthew Covington, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
  • Food, Faith, Climate: Connecting the Dots – Sarah Webb, Iowa Interfaith Light and Power
  • Campus Activism – Engaging on Pro-Life – Kendra Burger, marketing coordinator, Iowa Right to Life, and Jeanne Wonio, Iowa Right to Life
  • CRS and USAID: Working Together – Teresa Dunbar, Catholic Relief Services; Timothy Lavelle – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID’s) Senior Food Security Advisor for Africa

4 p.m.              Care for Neighbors: Integral to Worship, Faith and Witness: Keynote by Dr. Carolyn Woo, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services

5:15 p.m.        Reception

6:30 p.m.        Catholic Relief Services Documentary: “A Bridge Apart”

Monday, Jan. 19

9 a.m.             Opening Prayer and Announcements

9:15 a.m.       Influence and the Political Scene
Presentation by Kathie Obradovich, Political Columnist, Des Moines Register. Obradovich will offer her perspective on the upcoming legislative session and the year ahead.

10 a.m.           Effective Communications with Legislators: Jeff Henderson, director of development for the Archdiocese of Dubuque, and Larry Murphy, legislative consultant and former state legislator.

10:45 a.m.      Breakout sessions B

  • Social Action – It Begins with Relationships – Misty Rebik, Center for Worker Justice, and Yancy Bolden, Quad Cities Interfaith
  • Human Trafficking – Bernadette Rixner, Secretary of the Peace and Justice Action Network of the Diocese of Sioux City
  • The Church’s Teaching on Care for Creation and Its Application in Society – Deacon Jim Obradovich
  • Youth Track – Illuminating the often invisible and undervalued gifts, strengths,
    talent, intelligence, faith walk and survival skills inhabiting the
    cultures of people experiencing generational poverty  – Julia Dinsmore

12:15 p.m.      Lunch and Dismissal


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