Elephant in the Room: Giving Voice to Hope with Becca Stevens

Date and Time

Thursday, May 22nd
5:00 PM

Location

St. David’s Episcopal Church
301 E. 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Notes

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The Front Porch would like to invite you to join our team for Elephant in the Room: Giving Voice to Hope. We’re bringing Rev. Becca Stevens to Austin for a day-long event on Thursday, May 22nd, at St. David’s Episcopal Church. We’d like to include all the organizations in Central Texas that work so hard against human trafficking and sexual violence with an eye to kickstarting a lasting and local conversation about human slavery and how to end it in Austin.

Our partner organizations include St. David’s Episcopal Church, Allies Against Slavery, the Texas Council on Family Violence, the University of Texas School of Social Work Center for Research, and the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Becca Stevens is the founder of the women’s residential program Magdalene House and social enterprise Thistle Farms. She has written seven books and has another one coming out in the summer of 2014. She is the youngest person and first woman to receive a Distinguished Alumnus/a Award from the University of the South. She was named one of President Obama’s 15 Champions of Change. She lives and works in Nashville, TN.

 

Here’s our schedule for Thursday, May 22nd.

11:30: KUT’s Jennifer Stayton will interview Becca at St. David’s

12:00: Book signing at St. David’s Holy Ground bookstore and coffee shop

2:00-4:00: “Helping: A Discussion with Rev. Becca Stevens” event at the St. David’s Vestry Room for those who work within the issues of sex trafficking gendered violence

5:00-6:00: Happy hour and food by Garbo’s in the St. David’ surface lot

6:00-7:15: Becca’s keynote address: “Giving Voice to Hope: Looking at the universal issues of sexual violence and how we can be part of a movement for women’s freedom” outside at St. David’s

7:15-8:15: Conversation with Becca moderated by Dr. Tommy Darwin

We will also host a dinner on Wednesday evening with Becca to thank our major donors.

We are accepting donations to help fund this event. All money that we raise over out $3,500 goal will go to Allies Against Slavery.

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