Pre-Conference Nov. 7 // Main Conference Nov. 8
Friday 1-9:00P.M. // Saturday 8:30A.M. - 5:00P.M.
DCC Uptown // 1595 Pearl St, Denver, CO 80203
During this year’s Pre-conference we will focus on Soul Care for practitioners across the city serving with non-profts and churches as we process this years theme of Reframing Power. The Main Conference event will explore pressing justice issues in Denver through the lens of our theme with the direction of our Main Speakers and Breakout Session Leaders. The DFJC is more than a conference, it is a conversation for all to participate in. Bring your voice to the conversation.Register
|12:30 PM||Registration // Pre-Registration Only|
|1:00 PM||Pre-Conference Opening|
|2:00 PM||What’s New in Denver // DFJC|
|3:00 PM||Breakout Session 1|
|4:00 PM||Breakout Session 2|
|5:00-6:30 PM||Social Hour|
|6:00 PM||Friday Night – Main Conference Registration Opens|
|7:00 PM||Main Conference Opening Session|
|8:15 AM||Saturday – Late Registration|
|9:00 AM||Main Session 2|
|10:00 AM||Break // DFJC|
|10:15 AM|| Breakout Session 1 (See Session Descriptions)
|1:30 PM||Main Session 3|
|2:45 PM||Breakout Session 2 (See Session Descriptions)|
|4:30 PM||Closing Session|
Rev. Dawn Riley Duval is a minister, mother and activist. In fighting for equality, justice and opportunities for all, last year Rev. Dawn started her own business called “Justice Unleashed LLC.” As a consultant she works with congregations and faith organizations in doing social justice more intentionally and deeply. Recently, during the 2012 Summer of Voter Suppression when states were passing laws that made it more difficult for African Americans and Latinos to vote, God gave Rev. Dawn a vision for multi-faith voter engagement work called “Let My People Vote.” Let My People vote is led by historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and, with the help of PICO Network which has embraced Let My People Vote as a national program during the 2014 election cycle, Let My People Vote builds Congregation Voting Teams to increase power and political representation that will help develop safe, sacred and just communities nationwide.
During the past 15 years, Rev. Dawn has worked as a newspaper reporter, youth pastor, community organizer, campaign manager, and the Social Justice Minister at Shorter Community A.M.E. Church in Denver, Colorado. Her passion for connecting faith with doing social transformation was ignited by the life work of four change agents – her parents (Debbie and Darrell), Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer, and Jesus . Academically, Rev. Dawn has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, a Master’s Degree in Print Journalism from CU-Boulder, a Master of Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and she is currently earning a Doctoral Degree in Ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary.
Ryan Taylor is a spiritual activist and pastoral friend who serves Denver through two unique non-profit ministries. He is the co-director of the Network Coffee House, a hospitality ministry to Denver’s street community. Network has been serving the chronically homeless and mentally ill of Denver for over 30 years with the simple mission of creating “long-term redemptive relationships.” Ryan believes that the simplicity of cultivating real friendships with marginalized people is like cultivating a friendship with Jesus himself and is the basic groundwork for justice.
Along with Network, Ryan also directs Access Denver an affiliate program of Mile High Ministries. The guiding mission of Access is “presence in hard places and honest spiritual formation.” Through Access, Ryan plays the role of spiritual director for area churches and leaders who seek to befriend those on the margins while also developing a deepening practice of prayer and contemplation. As a ministry of Access, Ryan frequently leads “Poverty Walks” for area churches and leaders, which invite the participant to see the reality of poverty and how Christ is present within it. He preaches regularly at area churches and is a teacher for Denver Urban Semester.
Ryan’s blog: www.tallmonasticguy.typepad.com
A Member of the PICO National Network
Mike has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MSW from the University of Denver. Mike’s history with community organizing spans 34 years. He was hired as an organizer by Catholic Community Services in 1980. In 1985 Mike became Director of Metro Organizations for People (MOP), a job he held for 10 years. In 1990 Mike left Denver to direct Congregations Building Community (CBC), a faith based community organization in Northern Colorado. Mike directed CBC for five years, returning full time to the job of directing PICO’s statewide faith based community organization Together Colorado in July of 2000. In addition to directing Together Colorado, Mike serves on the PICO national staff, as regional director for PICO West, providing consulting and coaching to PICO’s affiliates in the Mountain West and Southwest.