HeartLight: Do Justice

Agape Heartlight

Friday, March 2nd at 7:00pm
Hope Church
8500 Walnut Grove Rd.
Cordova, TN 38018
United States
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Event Description:

Tickets ($15, $20 and $30) will be on sale starting December 1

Explore justice, mercy and healing by joining us for “HeartLight: Do Justice” with featured speakers Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, and Brian Fikkert, author of When Helping Hurts. We will explore where Memphis has been, where we are and where we need to go from here.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Bryan Stevenson is an American lawyer, social justice activist, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor at New York University School of Law. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, Stevenson has challenged bias against the poor and minorities in the criminal justice system, especially children. He has helped achieve court decisions that prohibit sentencing children under 18 to death, or to life imprisonment without parole. Stevenson has assisted in cases that have saved dozens of prisoners from the death penalty, advocated for poor people, and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice. He is also the author of the acclaimed book, Just Mercy.

Dr. Brian Fikkert is a Professor of Economics and Community Development and the Founder and President of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College. He is coauthor of the best-selling book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor...and Yourself as well as Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions, Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence, and From Dependence to Dignity: How to Alleviate Poverty Through Church-Centered Microfinance. Dr. Fikkert earned a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University, specializing in international economics and economic development. He is the author of numerous articles in both academic and popular journals. Prior to coming to Covenant College, he was a professor at the University of Maryland—College Park and a research fellow at the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector. 

ABOUT AGAPE CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES:

Agape Child & Family Services is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing children and families in Memphis with healthy homes. Agape serves nearly 10,000 children and families each year in an effort to keep them safe, smart and successful through school-based initiatives and site-based services in under-resourced communities; counseling; homeless services; adoption and foster care. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Agape and its community partners have expanded services via a two-generation model, wholly serving youth and parents in a poverty-reduction strategy, providing support, permanency, and sustainability in Frayser, Raleigh, Hickory Hill and Whitehaven. To learn more, call 901.323.3600 or visit agapemeanslove.org.