CCDASW2021 Final Wide-02

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Christian Community Development Association - Southwest Region

April 15-17th 2021

2020 has pushed us beyond limits we thought we could withstand. Divisions and unrest were already latent within our cities, but the events of 2020 have, in many ways, served to push us further into echo chambers and group think. Even still, there are signs that Christ has stirred sectors of the “slumbering giant" - the US Church. It is awakening and openly seeking to address the realities of systemic racial injustice. This is a beautiful awakening that gives us great hope for our country. However, it can also be a lonely time; the realities of the global pandemic have us isolated, leaving us with little opportunity to converse and process corporately.

 

Our 2021 CCDA/SW *virtual gathering offers a space to fellowship and learn from others as we wrestle with the realities of a global pandemic and systemic injustice; whether we are brand new to the CCDA movement or veterans of the work. No matter our talents or temperaments, there are myriad tasks and roles for us to take up; whether engaging in ministry to diverse or homogeneous communities, political activism, artistic expressions that give voice to pain, the work of reconciliation, economic justice and assistance, legal advocacy, and many other examples. This regional gathering gives us the opportunity to explore the work together as our communities enter into a new political landscape and renewed public spaces.

*some first-come/first-serve in-person slots will be offered to registered individuals.

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Schedule

Our content will focus on various Biblical Justice themes that are prominent to our region and time. We will hear from local pastors about the role of the church regarding justice and civic participation. We will speak with frontline immigration reform and racial justice activists. We will learn about Arizona’s racial history and new strategies to correct harmful, long standing perspectives and policies.

THURSDAY

Pre-Event

8:30am: Bible Study with Mayra Macedo-Nolan

Morning Session

9:00am: Welcome & Worship

9:30am: Dennae Pierre - The State of the Church in Arizona

10:30am: BREAK

10:45am: Dr. Robert Chao Romero, Author "Brown Church"

11:30pm: LUNCH

Afternoon Session

1:00pm: Choice between: Exploring the CCDA Model (2-days) OR Go & See: Looking at the Immigration Story through Arizona’s Lens

4:00pm: Liturgical Collection, Guided Reflection & Worship

4:30pm: Day One Concludes

(Optional) 5:30pm: After hours socially distanced or virtual meetups (TBD)

FRIDAY

Pre-Event

8:30am: Bible Study with Michael Mata

Morning Session

9:00am: Welcome & Worship

9:30am: Jannah Scott - The Reality of COVID-19 and Racial Justice: The Reaction of the Church

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10:30am: BREAK

10:45am: Adam Estle - Current Trends and Movements on Immigration

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11:30pm: LUNCH

Afternoon Session

1:00pm: Exploring the CCDA Model (2-days) OR Go & See: Racial Injustice in the story of Arizona

4:00pm: Liturgical Collection, Guided Reflection & Worship

4:30pm: Day One Concludes

(Optional) 5:30pm: After hours socially distanced or virtual meetups (TBD)

SATURDAY

9:00 - 10:30am - CCDASW Reflection Time

A time for reflection, prayer, and worship.

Afternoon Session Details

Looking at the Immigration Story through Arizona’s Lens

This afternoon session seeks to tell the story of the immigrant journey in Arizona, looking at our death producing desert, the massive Tohono O’odham nation which engages on many levels and sits at the border, and the stories of our immigrant families that have taught many how to understand the pilgrimage.  This group will look at what has emerged from the story-telling, “The Neighbors Table”.

The Transformation of AZ Leaders in the Soil of SB1070

This sessions tells the story of the past 10+ years where the horror of the anti-immigrant laws, law-enforcement and fear consumed our state.  Responses emerged, community organizers and organizations were birthed, largely from the Latinx demographic, Dreamers and young people in mixed status families.

Racial Injustice in the Story of Arizona

Every city and state has its legacy of racial injustices. The blood is in the soil so to speak. How does AZ tell its story? Through its historical treatments of the First Nations people (22 different tribes), the Mexican (Latino) story, the African American story, the Chinese story, the Japanese story during the internment period and the city under segregation. Telling our story is purposed for the challenge to get others to find out the stories in their own cities, as well as give present Arizona residents eyes to see their own city and state. Afternoon session day two.

Exploring the CCDA Model

This two day track will explore the Christian Community Development Association model through multiple workshops. The tentative workshops schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 15:
1:00-1:15pm - Intro and Welcome (Kit)
1:15-2:15pm - Tour of Neighborhood Ministry Campus (Hosted by Kit Danley)
15 Minute Break 
2:30-3:30pm - Listening to Your Community with Pastor Mayra Macedo-Nolan
           OR           - The Blessings of a Food Co-Op Model (Team from Alburquerque)
3:30-3:45pm - Closing Remarks and Transition to Worship and Reflection
 
Friday April 16:
1:00-1:15pm - Intro and Welcome (Kit)
1:15-2:15pm - Building Theology from Below with Bethany Molinar
          OR         - Indigenous Leadership Development Among out Youth with Suenos Youth Center
15 Min Break
2:30-3:30pm - Spiritual Sustainability for the Long Haul with Erica Romero
          OR           - IT TAKES A VILLAGE – Building a Trauma-Informed Community with Skye’s the Limit Foundation and Heal Historical Trauma
3:30-3:45pm - Closing Remarks and Transition to Worship and Reflection

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