2017 National Gathering Schedule

ead-schedule-topper-2Confronting Chaos, Forging Community

April 21-24, 2017

DoubleTree Hotel Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA

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

Wednesday, April 19 – Friday, April 21

Various Pre-Gathering Events hosted by EAD Sponsor Organizations

 

Friday, April 21

12 noon – 6 p.m. Registration

12 noon Exhibit Hall Opens

Afternoon (Time TBA) – Pre-Gathering Event: “The Theology of the Beloved Community” Sponsored by the National Council of the Churches of Christ

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: “Where Are We Now? Chaos or Community?”

Keynote Speaker:

  •  Tamika D. Mallory, National Co-Chair, Women’s March on Washington; Former Executive Director, National Action Network

Welcome Remarks:

  •  Jim Winkler, President & General Secretary, National Council of Churches
  • Douglas G. Grace, M.Div., S.T.M., Director, Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Music & Art Ministry:

  • Rev. Tracy Howe-Wispelwey, Director, Restoration Village Arts & EAD Worship Team

8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Exhibitors Reception & Registration Continues

 

Saturday,  April 22

8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Saturday Morning Plenary: “Intersection between Racism, Materialism and Militarism”

Keynote Speakers

  • Ellen Nissenbaum, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Eric Mitchell, Director of Government Relations, Bread for the World

10:30 – 11 a.m. Coffee Break & Exhibits

11 – 12 p.m. State Break-Outs

12 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Plenary: “Confronting White Privilege”

Keynote Speaker:

  • Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President, United Church of Christ

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

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break & Exhibits

3:30 – 5 p.m. 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 23

8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration

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

Keynote Preacher:

  • Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk, General Assembly, of the Presbyterian Church (USA) 

Music & Art Ministry:

  • Rev. Tracy Howe-Wispelwey, Director, Restoration Village Arts & EAD Worship Team

9:30 – 10 a.m. Coffee & Exhibit Break

10 – 12 p.m. Sunday Morning Plenary: “Global Impact of U.S. Militarization”

Keynote Speaker:

  • TBA

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

1:30 – 2 p.m. Break & Exhibits

2 – 3:30 p.m. Workshops – Session III

3:30 –4 p.m. Break & Exhibits

4 – 5:30 p.m.  Closing Plenary: “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Keynote Speaker:

  • TBD

5:30 p.m. Free Evening

 

Monday, April 24 – Congressional Advocacy 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 noon Lunch (On Your Own)

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

 

Updated: February 3, 2017

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