2019 Speakers & Presenters

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The EAD 2019 National Gathering featured an array of speakers and preachers with a range of national and international experience discussing the theological, ethical, policy, and advocacy dimensions of issues related to our legislative ask.

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Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock
Preaching at our Opening Celebration for #EAD2019 is the Reverend Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock. Since 2005, he has served as the Senior Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri
Offering our morning devotion at #EAD2019 on Saturday morning is Rev. Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri, a teacher and a Presbyterian Ruling Elder.
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Rev. Adam B. Taylor
On Saturday morning at #EAD2019, we are pleased to welcome Rev. Adam R. Taylor to speak on the topic of movement building. Rev. Taylor is the executive director of Sojourners and author of Mobilizing Hope: Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post Civil Rights Generation.
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Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
Joining the #EAD2019 Saturday late morning panel discussion is The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis. Rev Theoharis is Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, with the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.
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Rev. Dr. Teresa Hord Owens
Preaching at the #EAD2019 Sunday Interdenominational Worship is the Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, General Minister & President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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David LaMotte
Offering a concert on Saturday evening of #EAD2019 is David LaMotte, an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer.
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Rev. Jennifer Butler
Rev. Jennifer Butler, founding executive director and CEO of Faith in Public Life, will lead a faith activism workshop, “Taking It To The Streets.” Jennifer is the founding Executive Director of Faith in Public Life and the former chair of the White House Council on Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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