Save the Date!
2019 Border SW/SOCAL CCDA Regional Gathering w/ Cultivate Conference
Location: Normal Heights United Methodist Church - 4650 Mansfield St, San Diego, CA
Dates: February 21-23, 2019
Register Now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cultivate-gathering-2019-tickets-48848499176
Cost: $159 (Early Bird Plus Pre-Conference)
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Here is a sampling of what will be at the conference!
Friday-Saturday, February 22-23 - Conference
Recently a group of Christian Community Development practitioners journeyed to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to learn more about our neighbors in Central America who are being pushed to migrate and risk all for a better life in the US. Join us to learn more about why our hearts were broken on this journey by the poverty, violence and corruption, encouraged by those standing strong in their communities, and challenged by the words given to us to share with the church in the United States. In this workshop we will explore some of the realities in Central America, share some ways churches are responding to asylum seekers in border communities, and envision our role in God’s restorative story as these new neighbors arrive at our doorsteps around the country.
Mailboxes, Stucco and Graffiti: The Built Environment as Narrative Contributors: Michael Mata
Knowing how to read the physical landscape as a text can uncover clues to the history, the current concerns and values, and even the future of an urban neighborhood. Learning the story of a place can better inform the curation of culturally relevant and hope-filled engagement with that community.