Africa Faith and Justice Network with the Center of Concern
2010 Conference & Lobby day.
Justice in Africa: On Whose Terms?
Keynote Speaker: Fr. Peter Henriot, S.J.
Saturday April 17 & Sunday April 18, with Monday, April 19 Lobby day
This year’s Conference includes a panel discussion on Restorative Justice, featuring the professors contributing to the AFJN book on that theme, as well as a wide variety of workshops – Restorative Justice, US Africa policy (including both the trend of militarization and Obama administration’s Africa policy), Great Lakes Region, Food Security (including GMO’s), College AFJN Chapters and Advocacy on Campus, and Parish twinning.
We will follow our discussions with a Lobby day Monday, April 19, arranged by AFJN staff, giving you a chance to have your voice heard by those who shape US policy on the issues you care about!
Holiday Inn, Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
Accessible by D.C. Metro (Rosslyn Station)
Registration Fee: $175 Early Bird Rate; $200 after; $55 Student Rate (Click here to learn about student scholarship possibilities!)
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2-4 p.m: Registration
4-5:45 p.m: Restorative Justice Plenary
featuring the professors contributing to the AFJN Restorative Justice book project
6:30 p.m: Keynote address and Banquet
featuring Fr. Peter Henriot, S.J. and African musicians
8 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
9 a.m: Liturgy featuring Fr. Clement Aapengnuo
10:30-12:00 p.m: Workshops I
•US Africa policy: Nii Akutteh, Policy Analyst; Emira Woods, Foreign Policy in Focus
•Great Lakes Region: Paul Miller, Africa Team Leader and Policy Advisor, CRS
•Restorative Justice: Peter Quaranto, Legislative Assistant for Senator Feingold; Bahati Jacques, AFJN Policy Analyst
•Food Security: Kristin Sampson, Center of Concern; Fr. Peter Henriot, JCTR, Zambia
12:00 -1:00 p.m: Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m: Workshops II
•US Africa policy •Great Lakes Region •Restorative Justice: see above
• College Outreach:Lacey Haussamen, Notre Dame; Michael Poffenberger, Resolve Uganda
• Parish Twinning: Teresa Phillips, Archdiocese of Cincinnati; Trevor Rodrigues, St. Monica’s Parish, Santa Monica, CA
3:00-5:00 p.m. Closing Plenary/ member meeting – “Apply your Faith to Justice”
5:00 p.m. Lobby Day training
Lobby Day: Help Shape U.S. policy! AFJN will scheduling meetings with your representatives.