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      February 27, 2018

      Tuesday  11:30 AM

      318 North Gay Street
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

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      Read, Pray, Do - Community Development Book Group

      Join us for a discussion of the book, The Power of Proximity Please note: there is no cost to attend the book group. We will meet during the lunch hour, so feel free to bring your own or buy lunch from the Vienna Coffee Company Cafe located downstairs in The Regas Building. About The Power of Proximity: We can see evidence of injustice all around us, whether in continuing incidents of racial inequality or in the systemic forces that disenfranchise people and perpetuate poverty. It's important to learn about the world's inequities and to be a voice for the voiceless any way we can. But in an age of hashtag and armchair activism, merely raising awareness about injustice is not enough. Michelle Warren knows what is needed. She and her family have chosen to live in communities where they are "proximate to the pain of the poor." This makes all the difference in facing and overcoming injustice. When we build relationships where we live, we discover the complexities of standing with the vulnerable and the commitment needed for long-term change. Proximity changes our perspective, compels our response, and keeps us committed to the journey of pursuing justice for all. Move beyond awareness and experience the power of proximity. About the author, Michelle Ferrigno Warren: Michelle Ferrigno Warren is the advocacy and strategic engagement director for the Christian Community Development Association. She is an immigration, education, and human service policy specialist and is an adjunct faculty member at Denver Seminary. With over twenty years’ experience working in Christian community development, Michelle is a part of the national Evangelical Immigration Table and helps consult for the National Immigration Forum. She is a founding staff member of Open Door Ministries, a large community development corporation. Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University and later earned her master’s in public administration from the University of Colorado.  Michelle, her husband, David, and their three children live in an immigrant neighborhood in Denver, Colorado.

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