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Schedule

Thursday, November 1

Pre-Conference

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change
Peace and Justice Task Force
Religious Education in Public Life and Global Community Forum

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
REA:APPRRE Board Meeting

Friday, November 2

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Bookstore

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
REA:APPRRE Board meeting continues

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Religious Education Journal Editorial Board (meeting and lunch)

11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Faith Community Caucuses (lunch with group on your own)                                `

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Gathering the Community

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Plenary #1: Greenhouses of Hope: Religious Educators Engaging in Vocational Discernment toward Social Change
FTE/REA collaboration – Dori Baker, Coordinator
Religious Education in Academic Disciplines and Institutions Forum

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Engaging Social Justice through the Power of Art
Yolanda Smith

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions #1 (RIGs, Colloquia, Workshops)

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Gala Jazz Reception
Rev. Dr. Dwight Andrews, Pastor, hosting
First Congregational Church, Atlanta

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
New Members Orientation

6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Plenary #2: Let Freedom Ring! Religious Education at the Intersection of Social Justice, Liberation, and Civil/Human Rights
Yolanda Y. Smith, REA President-Elect and 2012 Program Chair
First Congregational Church, Atlanta

Evening free for dinner locally

9:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Video Screening – “Welcome to Shelbyville”

Saturday, November 3

8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Engaging Social Justice through the Power of Art

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Bookstore

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Poster Presentations

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Plenary #3: Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta – Rev. Frank Brown, President
Youth Hope-Builders Academy, ITC – Dr. Anne Wimberly, Executive Director
Black Experience Task Force and Religious Education in Faith Communities Forum

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions #2 (RIGs, Colloquia, Workshops)

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Women’s Luncheon/Men’s Luncheon
Mary Brown and Nick Stuart, Odyssey Network

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Plenary 4: Tapestry Weaving: Nurturing a New Generation of Religious Education Scholars

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions #3 (RIGs, Colloquia, Workshops)

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Task Forces

4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Meeting for Directors of PhD Programs

5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Break

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Banquet and Speaker
Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian, Freedom Rider
Vice-President, Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC)
Founder, C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute

9:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Video Screening – “Welcome to Shelbyville”

Sunday, November 4

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
PhD Student Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions #4 (RIGs, Colloquia, Workshops)

10:15 a.m. – 10:30
Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Plenary #5: Welcoming America – Reflections on Immigration
Rachel Steinhardt, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications
Religious Education in Public Life and Global Community Forum

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
REA:APPRRE Business Meeting

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sending the Community: Closing

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