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Thursday, September 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
PANEL: Religion, Socialism & Economic Justice

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Christianity and capitalism are deeply intertwined in the United States, but there's far more than just the prosperity gospel when it comes to religion in politics and economics, and not all socialists are atheists. This panel will explore the history of religion on the left, particularly in the context of socialism and movements for economic justice. Panelists will also cover contemporary labor and economic justice movements, highlighting stories that the press has overlooked and areas where media coverage can be strengthened.

Moderators
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Stephanie Russell-Kraft

Freelance Journalist
@srussellkraft  //  Stephanie Russell-Kraft is a Brooklyn-based writer and reporter covering the intersections of religion, law, gender, labor & workplace issues. She has written for The New Republic, The Nation, The Progressive, In These Times, Bloomberg, Columbia Journalism Review... Read More →

Speakers
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Shakeel Syed

Executive Director, OCCORD
@OCCORDOC  //  shakeel@occord.org  //  Syed serves the Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) as its Executive Director and is a life long activist for civil rights & civil liberties. He serves the boards of American Civil Liberties Union (Southern... Read More →
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Rev. Andrew Wilkes

Double Love Experience Church
678-595-7447  //  pastorandrew.doublelove@gmail.com  //  @AndrewJWilkes  //  The Rev. Andrew Wilkes is the principal of Wilkes Advocacy Group, the co-lead pastor of the new church start, The Double Love Experience in Brooklyn, NY, and the former associate pastor of Social Justice... Read More →
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Betty Hung

Staff Director, UCLA Labor Center
Betty Hung is the Co-Chair of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) and the Staff Director of the UCLA Labor Center. For over 20 years, Betty has worked on campaigns and initiatives in the areas of workers rights, racial justice, immigrant rights, education equity, and... Read More →
avatar for Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Director, Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice
@liztheo  //  The Reverend Dr. Liz Theoharis is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church, the director of the Kairos Center for Rights, Religions, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary and the co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral... Read More →


Thursday September 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Convention area // Westgate Resort