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Wednesday, June 21 • 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Core Conversation: Story

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The stories we tell about ourselves, our world, and God hold the power to unite, heal, and transform. This opening Core Conversation will bring together leading storytellers to explore the power of story to shape a more just world.

Facilitators and Moderators
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Joshua Dubois

Values Partnerships
Joshua DuBois led the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (2009-2013) and was called President Obama's "Pastor in Chief" by TIME Magazine. Afterwards, he wrote The President’s Devotional and launched Values Partnerships, which develops faith and community partnerships for... Read More →

Featured Participants
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Margaret Atwood

O. W. Toad
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her latest book of short stories is Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014).  Her MaddAddam trilogy – the Giller and Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009), and MaddAddam... Read More →
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Nikole Lim

Freely in Hope
Nikole Lim is a speaker, educator, and consultant on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling. Nikole shifts paradigms on how stories are told by platforming voices of the oppressed—sharing stories of beauty arising out of seemingly broken situations. Her heart beats for young women whose voices are silenced by oppression and desires to see every person realize the transformative power of their own story. As our Cofounder and International Director, Nikole has been deeply transformed by the powerful, tenacious, and awe-inspiring examples of survivors. Their audacious dreams have informed her philosophy for a survivor-led approach to community transformation. | Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a native of the Bay Area and can often be found buying African fabric on the streets of Nairobi. Her vision is to equip survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual... Read More →
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Rev. Steven D. Martin

Director of Communications and Development, National Council of Churches USA
Rev. Steven D. Martin is the Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA.  He has served United Methodist Churches as pastor for twenty years and is a graduate of Candler School of Theology. He has produced several films for public television, including... Read More →
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Amena Brown Owen

Sol Graffiti, Inc.
Amena Brown Owen is a poet, speaker, author, and event host. Named one of Rejuvenate Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Changemakers, Brown is the author of four spoken-word CDs and the nonfiction book Breaking Old Rhythms. She has performed and spoken at events across the nation... Read More →


Wednesday June 21, 2017 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Auditorium

Attendees (138)