2015 Advocacy Day
People of Faith United for Justice
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: April 15
Bethel Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church
Near the Capitol Square
312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison
People of Faith United for Justice is a day-long gathering to learn, discuss, pray and advocate together for social justice issues of importance to all the people of Wisconsin. As a new legislature starts work on the next state budget, our representatives need to hear our values, priorities, and concerns. Together, we can ensure that our commitment to compassion and justice is reflected in that budget.
Hannah Rosenthal, CEO and President of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, has spent her career as a change agent and successfully advocating for Jewish causes. Prior to her appointment with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Hannah served as Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the US State Department. She has also served in the Executive Director role for the Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), and the Wisconsin Women's Council
Hannah is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied for the rabbinate in Jerusalem and California. She has long been active in public policy in Wisconsin, serving in support roles to a Wisconsin State Representative and a Wisconsin Member of Congress, as well as heading a Wisconsin state agency and a regional federal agency.
Rev. Everett Mitchell's life focus has been examining the relationship of the church to social issues, such as poverty, war, incarceration and immigration. His favorite quote, "Do not follow the path that has been given, instead go to where there is no path and leave a trail" exemplifies his community leadership and passion for social justice.
Rev. Mitchell is Director of Community Relations, UW Madison and Pastor, Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church, Madison and is a graduate of Morehouse College and Princeton Theological Seminary. He also received his J.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and prior to his current position with the University worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Dane County. He has served congregations in the National Baptist, American Baptist, Full Gospel, Lutheran and United Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopalian traditions.
Co-Sponsors: Wisconsin Council of Churches, Faith Voices For Justice, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Lutheran Office for Public Policy, Madison Area Urban Ministry, Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Madison, Wisconsin Jewish Conference and WISDOM