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PC(USA) Office of Public Witness Webinar – July 28, 2015 at 2 PM (EDT)

July 21, 2015 by  
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As our intern program winds down for the summer, join us for a special webinar presentation to learn about the work our Young Adults have engaged in over this past year! You will hear three 15-minute presentations examining different issues facing society today. After the presentations, Director J Herbert Nelson will moderate a question and answer period.
Tuesday, July 28th
2:00 pm (EDT)
Barred from Prosperity: The Church’s Response to Mass Incarceration as a Root Cause of Poverty 
Nora Leccese will outline how the practice of over incarceration can be traced to faulty drug policy, corporate power, and divestment in underserved communities and highlight how incarceration creates intergenerational barriers to prosperity. She will expand on some of the ways the Church can take action for a more just and merciful criminal justice system, with the goal of reducing poverty in our world.
Presenter: Nora Leccese, Emerson National Hunger Fellow
On the Wrong Path: A Faithful Response to Current Immigration Policy
Join AmyBeth Willis for an overview of administrative policies such as the mass detention of Central American refugee families and legislative proposals to beef up border security, undo administrative deportation relief, and scapegoat immigrants. Learn practical ways you can help in the struggle for just immigration policy!
Presenter: AmyBeth Willis, PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer
Finding the Balance: The Implications of Trade Policy
Corporate influence and geopolitics have changed the present nature of trade – for better or for worse.  With two major trade agreements on the horizon, we will discuss the potential outcome of these deals as they currently stand, and look at opportunities to create a more justice-oriented climate for trade in the future.
Presenter: Jenny Hyde, PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer
Moderator: Rev. J Herbert Nelson II, Director of the Office of Public Witness



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