BUS DEPARTURES (AUGUST 2)
We are excited to announce that Sho Baraka will be our keynote speaker at the Midwest Convention in Chicago this summer. Sho is an American Christian hip-hop artist and writer who has recorded both independently and with the band 116 Clique. He has also been very involved in civic and cultural awareness and has founded two organizations. The first, The And Campaign supports a mission “to educate and organize Christians for civic and cultural engagement that results in better representation, more just and compassionate policies and a healthier political culture.” The second, is Terminus Collective, a collective of Creatives and Makers from multiple industries who use their time, talents and treasure for the benefit of others. Sho will bring a powerful message to us at the convention and exemplifies our theme, “Lead Here, Lead Now”
Convention lodging will be provided at Loyola University. The cost of Friday and Saturday night stay is included in the cost of registration for scholars. Housing options are available for staff Thursday through Saturday night at Loyola.
Scholars will be assigned two-four students to a room. Other guests will be assigned to single or double occupancy rooms.
All scholar participants, even those from the Chicago area, are expected to stay at the Loyola University campus.
The 2019 Convention registration fee is $225 for scholars and covers bus transportation, housing, meals, workshops, and entertainment.
Pricing for staff and other participants is offered à la carte. Since we do not put four staff to a room (like the scholars) and it is your choice to either share a double room or lodge alone, the fee to participate in the entire convention is slightly greater than the fee for scholars.
Full payment and registration is due by July 1.