History, Healing, and Hope conference to be held in Norfolk

Posted at 3:02 PM, Oct 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-11 15:03:18-04

The Disciple University of Virginia Annual Conference presents its second of three sessions, dialogue, strategize and take action to affect and improve Racial Justice starting with the city of Norfolk, Virginia.

Directed by Dr. Wayne Lavender and Dr. Stephen Wall-Smith

When? – 9th of November, 2013

Time? – between 8:30am – 12noon

Where? – At the Park Place United Methodist Church, main auditorium – 500 West 34th Street in Norfolk, Virginia.

How much? – Free and open to the public

Who? – Not only Norfolk residents, but for all to share their experiences and contribute to the effort of improving the racial justice starting with Norfolk.

Featuring: Civic Leaders, Faith-based leaders, Business leaders, Academic Scholars/students

Why? – Because every person has worth and value. All have experienced life situations that relate to racial wholeness in society. This opportunity is a three part series for the community and civic and faith-based leaders to participate and contribute to the continuing dialogue on the issue of improving racial justice starting with the city of Norfolk. We will record and document milestones and contributions that will be used for future efforts to improve the racial atmosphere of all cities.

All are welcome to attend and participate!

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The Keynote speaker for 09NOV2013 will be Norfolk State University History Professor Cassandra Newby-Alexander, PhD

Here is the schedule for 09NOV2013:

8:30 – 9:00am – Registration and gathering
9:00 – 9:15am – Introduction of participants; invocation
9:15 – 10:15am – Keynote presentation
10:15 – 10:30am – Break
10:30 – 11:15am – Breakout sessions facilitated by area civic & faith-based leaders
11:15 – 11:30am – Break
11:30 – 12:00pm – Summary, evaluation, Sacred Moments

Location for this event will be in the main sanctuary of Park Place United Methodist Church
500 West 34th Street in the beautiful city of Norfolk, Virginia 23508
Call: (757) 541-6026 – Elder Arthur W. Devine, Jr.
Pastor Dr. Stephen Wall-Smith: (757) 622-3363