"Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest-time, if we will not give up." Galatians 6:9

2014 Theodore Keaton Lecture



May 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM to May 16, 2014 at 12:30 AM

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American Baptist Seminary of the West
at the Graduate Theological Union
presents

 

The Keaton Lectures

 

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A two-day conference to examine and discuss insights on the impacts and implications of the policies and program of the 1964 War on Poverty as well as current ideas and initiatives to eradicate poverty. 

Featuring 
Paul M. Martin, ABSW at the GTU
Charles Varner, The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
LeAnn Snow Flesher, ABSW at the GTU 
Norman K. Gottwald, NY Theological Seminary (Professor Emeritus) 
Robert Wafawanaka, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
Robert A. Wilkins, YMCA of the East Bay|
H. James Hopkins, ABSW at the GTU
Eric McDonnell, United Way of the Bay Area
Gregory E. Hodge, Khepera Consulting Group
Boona Cheema, Building Opportunities for Self- Sufficiency (Executive Director-ret.) 

and 

Representatives from United Way of the Bay Area, Catholic Charities, Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, and Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee

 

 

RSVP to info@absw.edu

 


 

DAY 1 –   THURSDAY, MAY 15    5:308:00 pm
ACADEMIC COLLOQUIUM

 

 

Welcome and Introduction
Presented by Paul M. Martin, President/CEO, ABSW at the GTU

The State of Poverty and Inequality in the United States: National Report Card
Presented by Charles Varner, Associate Director, the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality

Biblical Insights on the Matter of Poverty
Presented by LeAnn Snow Flesher, Academic Dean/Professor of Old Testament, ABSW at the GTU;
Norman K. Gottwald, Professor Emeritus, Old Testament, NY Theological Seminary; 
Robert Wafawanaka, Professor of Old Testament, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
 
Discussion
Moderated by Robert A. Wilkins, President/CEO, YMCA of the East Bay
 


 

DAY 2 – FRIDAY, MAY 16   8:30 am12:30 pm*
PRACTIONERS FORUM            

 

An interactive forum for organizations currently or prospectively involved in poverty eradication efforts.

 

Welcome & Introduction Presented by H. James Hopkins, Chairman, Board of Trustees, ABSW at the GTU

Voices of the Faith Traditions Regarding Poverty
Presented by LeAnn Snow Flesher, Academic Dean/Professor of Old Testament, ABSW at GTU

Roadmap to Cut Poverty in the Bay Area [United Way of the Bay Area]
Presented by Eric McDonnell, Chief Operating Officer, United Way of the Bay Area
  
Where are You on the Road?
Organizational self-assessment based on Roadmap to Cut Poverty

BREAK

Collaboration and Capacity Buzz Groups: Table conversations with government offices and major organizations regarding ideas and opportunities for collaboration and capacity-building

Tables hosted by representatives from: United Way of the Bay Area; Catholic Charities; Office of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan; Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee; Greg Hodge, Principal Consultant, The Khepera Consulting Group
 

Closing Keynote:  Learnings from a Lifetime of Service to the Poor
Presented by Boona Cheema, Executive Director (ret.), Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

  


 

Price: Free Public Event

Venue: American Baptist Seminary of the West - Hobart Hall

Location: 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley 94704

Contact Phone: 510-841-1905

Contact Email: RSVP to info@absw.edu

Website: www.absw.edu