2015 National Gathering Schedule

 

ead-schedule-topper-2Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration &
Systems of Exploitation

 April 17 -20, 2015

DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA
&
Washington, D.C.

Note: Schedule listed is subject to change without notice. Please review the official program book at the National Gathering for a precise schedule listing.

Wednesday, April 15 – Friday, April 17

Various Pre-Gathering Events hosted by EAD Sponsor Organizations

Friday, April 17

12– 6:45 p.m. Registration

1 p.m. Exhibit Hall Opens

4 – 5 p.m. Pre-Gathering Event: Your EAD Orientation: Information for First-Time Participants

Is this your first time at Ecumenical Advocacy Days?  Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the “ask” or the weekend of events?   EAD offers this Orientation to help participants understand the conference schedule, the policy “ask”, and what to expect on Capitol Hill.  Information in this Orientation will be extremely valuable for first-time participants, but even the seasoned advocate will find this information helpful.

5 – 6:30 p.m Optional Dinner Buffet (must purchase ticket in advance as part of online or mail registration)

7 – 8:30 p.m. Opening Celebration

Opening Remarks:

  •  Jim Winkler, President & GS, National Council of Churches
  • Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN, Executive Director, Pax Christi USA
  • Douglas G. Grace, Director, Ecumenical Advocacy Days

National Gathering Moderator Introductions:

  • TBA

Keynote Speaker:

  •  TBA

Music Ministry:

  • ELCA Glocal Musicians

8:30 – 9 p.m. Registration

8:30 – 10 p.m. Exhibitors Reception

 

Saturday,  April 18

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Opening Policy Plenary

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
  • Rev. Dr. Bill Medford, Associate General Secretary for Civil and Human Rights, The United Methodist Church General Board of Church & Society

10:30 – 11 a.m. Coffee & Exhibits

11 – 12 p.m. State Break-Outs

12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Plenary – “Voices of Mass Incarceration”

Sponsored by the United Methodist Church General Board of Church & Society

Keynote Speakers:

  • TBA

1:45 – 3:15 p.m. Issue Workshops – Session I

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break & Exhibits

3:30 – 5 p.m. Issue Workshops – Session II

5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Denominational & EAD Sponsor Gatherings / Catholic Mass

7 p.m. Free Time / Sponsor Dinners & Receptions

 

Sunday, April 19

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Registration

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Interdenominational Worship

Preacher:

  •  Most Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop, ELCA (invited)

Music Ministry:

  • ELCA Glocal Musicians

9:30 – 10 a.m. Coffee & Exhibit Break

10 – 12 p.m. Plenary: “Systems of Exploitation”

Keynote Panelists:

  • David Schilling, Senior Program Director for Human Rights & Resources,  Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
  • Father Shay Cullen, Founder, People Recovery Empowerment and Development Assistance Foundation (Philippines)

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch: State Break-Outs

1:30 – 2 p.m. Exhibitor Break

2 – 3:30 p.m. Issue Workshops – Session III

3:30 –3:45 p.m. Break & Exhibits

3:45 – 4:40 p.m. Skills Workshops – Session I

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Break & Exhibits

4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Skills Workshops – Session II

5:30 – 7 p.m. Break & Exhibits

7 – 9 p.m. EAD Awards Dinner Banquet

 

Monday, April 20 – Lobby Day

7:30 a.m. & 9 a.m. Buses Depart for Capitol Hill

8 a.m. Continental Breakfast Begins – Lutheran Church of the Reformation

8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lobby visits on Capitol Hill & Debriefing at the Church of the Reformation

12 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

5:00 p.m. Adjournment (Church of the Reformation closed)

Sponsors: