Join Terence Lester, Vivian Mabuni, Eryn Eddy and Robert Vore as they have a vulnerable conversation on differences, December 17— 7pm est. Diversity is a topic that is trending across so many different platforms, mediums, and outlets. What if we had the courage to engage in honest conversations about diversity to truly understand the perspectives and experiences of those who are different from us? What if we allowed others to reveal their fears, failures, hopes, and dreams in an effort to recognize core similarities and celebrate God-given differences? So Worth Loving invites you to be a part of our FREE conversation about diversity event as a member of our family! Join us on December 17th from 7-8:30PM as we learn from three amazing panelists and make sure you submit questions before and during the event. Let's embrace healthy tension together as we seek to develop deeper intimacy with our community and demonstrate with our actions that everyone is "so worth loving".
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About our panelists:
About Terence Lester:
Terence Lester is a speaker, activist, writer, and thought leader in the realm of systemic poverty. He’s known for nationwide campaigns that bring awareness to issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, and economic inequality. His awareness campaigns have been featured on MLK50, CNN, Good Morning America, TVONE, Creative Mornings, USA Today, NBC, AJC, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, Upworthy, and have been viewed by millions of people worldwide. Terence’s unique approach combines storytelling and digital media to help illustrate social justice issues with practical approaches to solving these ailments.
About Vivian Mabuni:
Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker and author, bible teacher and podcast host. Her writing has appeared in Christianity Today, SheReadsTruth, and Propel Sophia. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences, universities and churches across the country including IF:Gathering, QCommons, and Biola University. With 31 years serving on staff with Cru, Viv is currently working on her MA in Bible Exposition at Talbot Theological Seminary. She loves teaching about the Bible and practical application to ministry and life and serves on the Board of Trustees at Denver Seminary. Author of "Warrior In Pink" and "Open Hands, Willing Heart," and host of the podcast for AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islanders) leaders "Someday Is Here," Viv loves drinking coffee with her husband of 29 years, Darrin, and marveling at their three young adult kids. Connect with her on Instagram/Twitter@vivmabuni or on her website www.vivianmabuni.com
Robert is an Atlanta-area therapist with a particular focus in adolescents & young adults. Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor for groups of any size and offers trainings & consultations to churches, ministries, & other groups on topics such as the intersection of faith & mental health, youth development, college student mental health and maintaining your mental health while working in ministry. Robert is also an advocate online for better mental health engagement in faith communities, hosting a podcast on Christianity & mental health called CXMH and with writing featured on Relevant, The Mighty, Thought Catalog, Patheos, and more. Robert lives in Atlanta with his wife, their new son, and dog.
About Eryn Eddy:
Eryn is the founder and CEO of So Worth Loving, a lifestyle brand using apparel and community that bridges pain and shame toward an awareness of self worth. While she wouldn’t consider herself an expert...anything, really...in her 12-year journey of observing, learning and growing from the ministry of storytelling, she has developed an understanding that when people are honest and vulnerable in their own stories, it compels others to respond likewise. So Worth Loving’s family has grown hundreds of thousands strong in 50 states and over 30 countries. Work seen on: CNN, MSNBC, Southern Living, Oprah Mag, and Our Daily Bread Ministries.