What is the Accountability Summit?

Current realities leave little room for marking our 170th anniversary by simply patting ourselves on the back for what this congregation has done. We are called to look at where we are and where we need to be, challenging the institutions and organizations that have access to resources and power. Together, we can notify and expand efforts and policies towards those who are most negatively impacted by today's economies and social trends.

The Summit will be divided into two separate sessions, a morning session and an afternoon session, with lunch provided in between. One or both sessions can be attended.

LVLC 170

Celebrating a Legacy of Service & Compassion

Accountability Summit

LakeView Lutheran Church

835 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 6, 2018

8:30 AM - Registration

 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Reducing the Cost of Implicit Bias

 A panel and group discussion moderated by Dorri McWhorter, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

There is a measurable cost to implicit bias. Join us in examining how it relates to police safety, housing and employment.

We'll discuss concrete actions that can reduce the impact and presence of bias in our city and communities.

Who Should Attend? -- People who feel that change needs to come from the grass roots. Folks like business owners, human resources, banking and media professionals, spiritual leaders, educators, taxpayers, caregivers, policymakers, parents, public employees and landlords.

All religions and faiths welcome.

Light refreshments // Limited seating and parking

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Lunch (provided)

12:30 PM - Registration

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Ministry and Need

A presentation and discussion of Ministry on the Margins, a project of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA  

Moderated by Ivan Perez and other members of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod's Anti-Racism Coalition

Society and our city are rapidly changing. What is the Lutheran Church's role in proclamation, service, and justice in the coming years? What does a ministry look like? How can we meet the unique needs of urban neighborhoods?

Who Should Attend? - People who feel that change need to come from the grassroots. Lutheran leadership and board members, church council members, Lutheran spiritual leaders past, present and future, theological students of all faiths.

Light refreshments // Limited seating and parking

RSVP to lvlc@sbcglobal.net or to (773) 327-1427