“ACE Festival Keynote Presentation” – Dr. Fania E. Davis

& Other Speaking Events.

ACE Festival 2018

Fania E. Davis
Social Activist, Restorative Justice Scholar, Civil Rights Attorney

Fania E. Davis is co-founder and director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). Disparately impacting youth of color, punitive school discipline and juvenile justice policies activate cycles of youth violence and incarceration. RJOY works to interrupt these cycles by promoting institutional shifts toward restorative approaches that actively engage families, communities, and systems to repair harm and prevent re-offending. RJOY focuses on reducing racial disparities and public costs associated with high rates of incarceration, suspension, and expulsion. Davis’ close childhood connection to victims of the 1963 Sunday School bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, set her career path early in life. She is a long-time social justice activist, restorative justice scholar, and civil rights attorney. Davis earned a JD from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in indigenous studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has taught restorative justice and indigenous peacemaking at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has received the Ubunti Service to Humanity award, the Maloney award, and World Trust’s Healing Justice award. The Los Angeles Times named Davis a new civil rights leader of the 21st century.

Fania E. Davis will be on campus for the week of April 16-20 interacting with members of our campus community as a visiting fellow through the Council of Independent Colleges’ Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program.

Biography courtesy of The CIC’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program.

Exploring Zera House

& University Chapels.

Join Abe Hartzler in hosting Ariel Wagner to bring reflections and a call from Zera House, a ministry with the vision to see women who have healed from sexual exploitation through holistic and sustainable living so they are equipped to live out God’s purposes of their lives.

Isaiah 61:11
“For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.”

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Charlie Tinsley

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Charlie Tinsley,
Revisionist Future: Thriving in the Spirit after surviving Childhood Abuse”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Josh Dalton

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Josh Dalton,
Clergy Stress”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Nathan Scarborough

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Nathan Scarborough,
A Light in the Dark: Ministry in the Metal Community”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

MLK, Jr. Commemoration

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather with students and staff from the Spring Break Civil Rights Tour and the Gospel Choir to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy of his life.

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Jeff Fletcher

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Jeff Fletcher,
The Gift of Gratitude: Helping People Connect to Sources of Gratitude for Improved Health”

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.