Under the theme of “Borders and Identity,” CLGS John E. Boswell Lecture, presented in partnership with Pacific School of Religion’s Earl Lectures will explore how migration across all kinds of borders—both physical and metaphorical—is reshaping our understanding of identity across boundaries of race, culture, religion, gender identity, and nationality. Within the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, join us for an engaging weekend of workshops, worship, direct action, and networking in conjunction with Pacific School of Religion’s Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend.  Earl Lectures in Partnership with the Boswell Lecture is a two-day conference that addresses critical theological, pastoral, and social issues of the day. For more than a hundred years, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has hosted the Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference.

The keynote address will be delivered by Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America; and the founder of #EmergingUS, a media start-up that lives at the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a multicultural America. #EmergingUS is the first-ever media property owned by an undocumented immigrant.

Our partnering organizations include: Define American, Council of Elders West, and Church World Service.

Jose Antonio Vargas’ keynote address is free of charge to the public, made possible by the Earl and Boswell endowments. Seating is limited, however, so please register at: www.psr.edu/earl-17/ 

Please see here for information about sponsorship opportunities.

CEUs will be available at an additional charge.

For more information about the full 2-day conference and to register please visit: www.psr.edu/earl-17/