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Proctor in Action

Opioid Crisis

The aim of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) Opioid Crisis Consortium of Faith and Lay Community Partners is to produce a toolkit that will be used to equip rural, urban and suburban communities with truthful information and strategies using “harm reduction” approaches, such as gateways to awareness, education, prevention, treatment, advocacy and public policy. We envision this toolkit to be the catalyst for informal talks, intentional conversations, study and action. We anticipate a national campaign, forging a broad and diverse network of faith and lay communities – including youth – to ignite acts of cooperative, communal and collective work. The objective is to demonstrate a revolution of values and vision that catalyzes the faith and lay community to “Do Something Now!”


SDPC is committed, long term, to the development of a curriculum that can be customized to help promote and preserve wholeness as well as repair and rebuild brokenness among the most vulnerable citizens of our communities. We see this penetrating work for families and friends to use compassion, love and forgiveness to mend damaged relationships caused by substance use and misuse.

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Iva in South Africa

Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers in Durban, South Africa, at a workshop on New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) sponsored by the World Council of Churches, the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the Council for World Mission and the Lutheran World Federation. #SDPC


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The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

March 11-22 2019 the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) will be attending the Sixty Third Consultation on the Status of Women (CSW63) at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The theme of the gathering is:Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  

SDPC seeks to contribute inter-generational and ecumenical representation at the CSW63 through bringing a diverse delegation of passionate leaders who are willing to join this global gathering to examine the intersectionalities that surround gender, race and access and the International Decade for People of African Descent. Joining the SDPC CSW Delegation for 2019:  Dr. Iva Carruthers, Rev. Susan Smith, Minister Danielle Ayers, Tiauna Webb, Onleilove Alston (In Her Wisdom Consulting), Rev. Cari Jackson (Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice),Rev. Kimberly Gonxhe (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). The SDPC CSW Delegation will participate in CSW 63 to be better equipped to work in our various ministries, organizations and institutions better able to safe guard and bring awareness to the most marginalized and vulnerable within our community (Black women and girls).

At the CSW 63, participants from all over the world will be able to attend sessions, talks workshops and gatherings centered on regional and topical areas that are related to justice, development and/or recognition concerning women and girls. The SDPC Delegation will also attend sessions at the Church Center for the United Nations, where the Ecumenical Women at the United Nations have designed a platform for parallel sessions that will run concurrently with CSW that will address faith, gender and justice.

Featured CSW /Ecumenical Women sessions include:

  • Town Hall Meeting with The United Nations Secretary-General and Civil Society on The Margins Of CSW
  • Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: Effective Responses for Women and Girls
  • African Women Leadership Network: Social Protection for Refugees
  • Universal Health Care as A Pillar of Social Protection and Gender Equality
  • Women in Jerusalem And the Social Protection Schemes Provided For Palestinian Women
  • Waking the Giant: Global Churches Together for the SDGs
  • “Nothing about Us without Us”: Lifting Up the Voice of Children of Incarcerated Parents

 

Learn more about the CSW: UN Commission on the Status of Women 2019

Watch CSW Sessions Online: UN Online Broadcast of CSW Side Events (will send link, still looking for it)

Follow Us! Keep up with the SDPC Delegation at the UN with the hashtag: #SDPC63CSW

You can also follow @UN_CSW on Twitter to find out about general side events, and to get highlights of daysactivities/events.


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GodBox PSA Invite to the Delegation

The GodBox Foundation (TGBF) is a pan-African interfaith organization that embraces, celebrates and promotes the spiritual and religious diversity of the pan-African family. In partnership with GodBox Foundation, the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. will have a delegation participate in this unprecedented event, a pilgrimage to Ghana, at the invitation of the its president, commemorating the 400 years (Quad centennial) since the first African slave ship arrived in America in 1619.


 

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