Saturday, November 2, 2013
Educating All God's Children: Opportunity in Marion Tuesday, November 5th at 5:30pm
We have a fantastic opportunity in Marion this Tuesday, November 5th. Indiana Wesleyan is hosting an event - an interview with Q&A - with author Nicole Baker Fulgham, who wrote Educating All God's Children: What Christians Can -and Should- Do to Improve Public Education for Low Income Kids.
This event is FREE and open to the public. It is from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at IWU in the Student Center in the Globe Theatre.
For more info, see below. To register, contact SARA BRADY at 765.677.2437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School of Teacher Education and the John Wesley Honors College at Indiana Wesleyan University are jointly sponsoring a symposium this coming November featuring author Nicole Baker Fulgham, author of the book, Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can—and Should—Do to ImprovPublic Education for Low-Income Kids. Jim Wallace, president and CEO of Sojourners, calls Fulgham’s book “A compelling call to a new generation of Christians to fight poverty and injustice through committing themselves to education.” Jerry Pattengale, IWU assistant provost, wrote that “Educating all God’s Children convincingly shows scriptural mandates for closing the educational gap between low-income areas and wealthier communities. Apart from Christ and education, most disenfranchised students will never know the abundant life God created them for.”
Nicole Baker Fulgham is president and founder of The Expectations Project, a national organization that mobilizes people of faith to support public education reform and close the academic achievement gap. She is the former vice president of faith community relations at Teach for America, has appeared on CNN and ABC News, and was named to the list of “50 women to watch: Those Most Shaping the Church and Culture” by Christianity Today.
The symposium is open to IWU students and faculty, and Marion Community Schools teachers and administrators who are concerned about the gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in American society, and, as Christians, feel a responsibility to do something about it. Symposium activities include a series of chapter discussions leading up to a banquet, followed by an author interview. There will be time available for symposium participants to interact with the author in a question-and-answer session.
∙ The symposium banquet is on Tuesday, November 5 in the Barnes Student Center Henry West Banquet Room, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The author interview begins at 7:00 in the Globe Theater, followed by the Q&A session at 7:30.
Who to Contact; DeadlinePlease RSVP your interest in the book discussion series, the banquet, or both to Sara Brady in the Teacher Education Office by email at email@example.com, or by phone at x2437.