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Extraordinary Callings Inaugural Symposium with Dr. Cornel West

March 7, 2014 at 7:30am to March 8, 2014 at 2:30am

Extraordinary Callings Inaugural Symposium with Dr. Cornel West


The place to be for spiritually grounded, theologically informed, and effective strategies for social change is the campus of Pacific School of Religion on March 7-8, 2014!

Join us for this distinctive and inspiring event, a catalyst for spiritual leadership in social change! We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Cornel West to kick off this event on Friday evening, March 7. Saturday morning, March 8, will be devoted to in-depth conversations and networking for social change led by social innovators and theological educators. We conclude with a keynote address by Dr. Mimi Silbert, President and CEO of the Delancey Street Foundation. Seats are limited for this event, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon! (Register here.)

As we bring PSR’s rich legacy of progressive religious leadership more explicitly and deliberately into the worlds of social justice activism, social entrepreneurship, and transformative social ventures, we seek to develop and articulate a theological and spiritual framework for leadership in social transformation. How can deliberate spiritual formation in community contribute to social change? How can faith leaders think theologically about social transformation and translate that reflection into action? Where do we see opportunities for new forms of collaboration between social innovators and communities of faith?

Join a growing community of social innovators and transformative leaders committed to a better world. Connect, engage, and participate in a renewed movement for social justice and flourishing at Extraordinary Callings.

Symposium Schedule

Friday, March 7:

7:30pm Keynote Address by Dr. Cornel West

8:45pm Celebratory Launch Party for new Center


Saturday, March 8:

8:30am Continental Breakfast

9:00 Plenary Panel: Leadership for Social Change

10:30 Refreshment Break

10:45 Mini-Panels: Networks for Social Change

Saturday morning panels and networks will focus on economic development, ecological sustainability, economic justice, education for transformation, and faith community organizing. Panelists include: Konda Mason and Ashara Ekundayo (HUB Oakland), Barrie Hathaway (The Stride Center), Tara Marchant (Emerald Cities), Linda Klein (Echoing Green), Eveline Shen (Forward Together), Cedric Brown (The Kapor Center), Brenda Salgado (East Bay Meditation Center), and Parker Townley (FairTrade USA), to name just a few!

12:15 Campus Lunch (provided with registration fee)

1:30 Closing Keynote: Dr. Mimi Silbert, The Delancey Street Foundation

2:30 Adjourn