In 2019, The JUSTICE Conference is excited to continue our deep dive into important sectors of justice with another series of JUSTICE Institute events. We are convinced that pursuing justice requires us to join our passion with practical, immersive education.
The Women’s Empowerment Justice Institute is an opportunity to gather and give voice to the experiences that women have in the world, to name the injustices and systems that are designed to disempower and prevent women from moving forward, both externally and internally; and to call every woman to live into the full potential that God has created her for.
We will speak to the historical and sociological realities that women experience, and name those things that keep women silent in the face of abuse, disempowerment and injustice.
We will explore why it’s theologically important for women to contribute and to show up in their full selves. We will explore intersectionality and nuances that come from our racial realities, cultural backgrounds, stages in life, and marital status. We hope to give one another the gift of learning from one another’s embodied lives.
We will talk about what it looks like to stand together in proximity and solidarity in our distinctives, and where choices and opportunities may not look the same. We will address how mutuality can be achieved through understanding and partnership thus communicating tangibly that we need one another.
In particular we will learn from those who society puts on the margins because of their social status, and gain practical tools for how to live in ways that create spaces and structures that foster empowerment of other women in our community.