The speakers for this year’s Justice Institute CHICAGO will be speaking on the Criminal Justice System.
The Justice Institute
The Justice Conference is expanding deeper and wider to holistically speak to the issue of mass incarceration and criminal justice at our Chicago Justice Institute. We believe that our society has shaped our views of criminal justice and incarceration more than the Scriptures clear commands to treat every incarcerated person with dignity (Hebrews 13:3, Matthew 25). Join us as we discuss a theologically faithful, practically empowering, and truly dignifying approach to the issue of criminal justice. Save the date and join us for this important event as we chase justice together!
Criminal Justice System
Justice Institute CHICAGO || SEPT 21-22 2018
Justice Institute CHICAGO || Speakers
An ordained minister, Gilliard has served in pastoral ministry in Atlanta, Chicago, and Oakland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in African American Studies and History from Georgia State University and a master’s degree in History from East Tennessee State University, with an emphasis on race, gender, and class in the United States. Dominique earned a Master of Divinity degree from North Park Seminary, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor.
Expecting to spend the rest of his life in prison, Jon was shown mercy and received a 6-20 year sentence. After serving 6 years, Jon was released and began attending Christian Stronghold Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. It was there that he met his wife and best friend, Danielle, while serving in youth ministry. In 2011 Jon moved to Chicago to attend Moody Bible Institute where he studied Systematic Theology. He served as a Family Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel in downtown Chicago prior to becoming the Lead Pastor of Chicago West Bible Church. Currently, Pastor Jon is earning his Masters Degree in Biblical Studies at Wheaton Grad School. He also serves with Prison Fellowship in the role of Justice Advocacy and speaks nationally for their Speakers Bureau. He loves spending time with his wife Danielle and his two sons, Benjamin and Judah.
In her nationwide talks and various writings, Heather examines Christian grace, the criminal justice system, and how the two can work together to create justice for our communities.
An Evening of The Arts & Justice
Join us for a night celebrating the Arts and Justice including spoken word, music and special guest performances. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15.00. Student/ Faculty price is $8.50 (Please have your Student/Faculty ID with you when you check-in at registration). Want to attend for free? Register to attend The JUSTICE Institute in Chicago.
North Park University, 3225 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Time & Date:
Friday, Sep 21, 2018 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM EDT (doors open at 8:30 AM)
Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT (doors open at 8:30 AM)
Hotel & Travel:
Chicago Hotel Versey – 644 W Diversey Pkwy Chicago, IL 60614
Boutique Chicago Hotel Versey is located just .4 miles from the brown line, which can get you to North Park University in 30-40 minutes. To be included in the “Justice Institute Room Block” call and reference this name or click this link to book your room. Rooms are limited and are on a first come, first served basis for 9/20/18 – 9/23/18. Rooms must be booked prior to 8/22/18.
Aloft Chicago O’Hare – 9700 Balmoral Avenue Rosemont, IL 60018
Aloft is located minutes away from O’Hare is located 9.4 miles (25 minute drive) North Park University. Call hotel for parking rates. To be included in the “Justice Institute Room Block” call and reference this name or click this link to book your room. Rooms are limited and are on a first come, first served basis for 9/20/18 – 9/22/18. Rooms must be booked prior to 9/6/18.
Other Chicago Hotel Options: There are very few hotels close to North Park University. We negotiated rates at a couple of hotels in two different areas, but you may find other hotels that meet your needs. You may be able to book an individual reservation at a hotel that is closer or cheaper on your own. Utilize your favorite hotel search engine to find other hotel options close to North Park University.