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The Day After the Election: Centering Racial Equity in Building Interfaith America
What do we do the day after the election? What is the America we are building together? In this molten moment of a global pandemic, centering racial equity in America's civic life, and reimagining everything from worship to work, we have an opportunity. Join moderator Hind Makki and panelists Zina Jacque, Pardeep Kaleka and John Wood, Jr. for a rich discussion of preparing to live and lead in 2021 America.

This conversation's moderator, Hind Makki, is an interfaith and anti-racism educator who holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University. A former fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, Hind is the founder and curator of Side Entrance, an award-winning website documenting Muslim women’s prayer experiences. She is an Educator with The Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, and was an advisor to their “Reimagining Muslim Spaces” study, consulting with American mosques on gender and racial diversity. In 2018, Hind was featured as one of CNN’s 25 Influential American Muslims. Locally, Hind serves on the advisory boards of the Br. Jeffrey Gros, FSC Institute for Dialogue, Justice, and Social Action at Lewis University and the Chicago History Museum’s exhibit “American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago."  You can find panelist bios below.

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Oct 7, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Pardeep Kaleka
Executive Director @Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Founder of Serve2Unite
Executive Director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Founder of Serve2Unite, Published Author of “The Gifts of Our Wounds,” and Clinician specializing in utilizing a trauma-informed approach to treat survivors and perpetrators of assault, abuse and acts of violence. A native of Punjab, India, Pardeep Singh Kaleka grew up in Milwaukee, WI. As a former Police Officer and Educator in the city of Milwaukee, Pardeep understands some of the difficulties facing our communities locally and abroad. Both in his practice and out, Pardeep's passion remains one of healing and transformation and his hope is to engage communities in building healthy social fabric and communal identity. Follow Pardeep @PardeepKaleka
Zina Jacque
Pastor @Community Church of Barrington
Rev. Zina Jacque, PhD, is the Lead Pastor of the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has done extensive work in the areas of faith, spirituality, education, counseling, and support programs. She has worked in the church and not for profit realms, founding the Pastoral Counseling Center of Trinity Church Boston and serving as the first Executive Director of the Boston Ten Point Coalition. Currently, she serves as one of three founders and a host for A Year of Courageous Conversations (www.courageousconversations.us). This pivotal project has engaged over 1,000 members of the local community in a dialogue series fostering greater inclusion and belonging. Jacque is described as an agent of change, a voice of hope and a source of faith.
John Wood Jr.
National Leader @Braver Angels
John Wood, Jr. is a former nominee for congress and a former a vice-chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County. A noted writer and speaker on the subjects of political and racial reconciliation John’s written work has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Examiner and Quillette Magazine. He is a national spokesperson for the bipartisan organization Braver Angels and lives in South Los Angeles with his wife and three children. Follow John @JohnRWoodJr