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Hearing the Cries 2019
March 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - March 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pmFree – $25
Hearing the Cries for Justice is a regional summit to equip people of faith and goodwill to support their neighbors impacted by the legal system. This one-and-a-half day event will bring together “experts” in the field—including those with lived experience, alongside professionals—to share opportunities for people of faith to help change hearts, minds and society itself. Over a series of summits held in different corners of the state—starting in Eugene—we will connect people locally to build up the movement for justice.
On Friday evening, a screening of the documentary film “Thirteenth” by Ava duVernay will be held at First United Methodist Church, followed by discussion. This event is open to the public and included in your registration for the summit.
On Saturday, our focus will be equipping faith communities for the work of serving people impacted by the justice system. Two tracks of emphasis will offer training in prison reentry mentorship and public policy advocacy. There will also be ample time for networking among faith communities already serving this population.
Together, we will shape a vision where Oregon’s faith communities are called to engage with the justice system and those impacted by it. Join us!
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