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May 07

SACReD Gathering 2024

Ignite Healing | Rewrite the Narrative | Create Culture Change

The SACReD Gathering is for all who are committed to engaging faith to make Reproductive Justice a lived reality: minsters & lay leaders, organizers & activists, chaplains & health care providers, students & scholars, YOU!

This multi-faith event is designed to deepen our connections, craft healing together, hone our organizing skills, and amplify our courage to build reproductive dignity and bodily autonomy for all.

Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Qtr - Astor, an IHG Hotel
Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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May 07, 2024 10:00am - May 09, 2024 02:00pm

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$0.00 - $1,100.00

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Is the SACReD Gathering for me?

The SACReD Gathering is for:

  1. anyone who is beginning to learn about faith and Reproductive Justice; 
  2. secular movement partners who want to explore and/or deepen faith-based organizing; 
  3. more experienced leaders who want to translate theory into deeper practices;
  4. all who want to connect to a network of people for whom religion and the call for justice are inextricably linked.


What can you expect at the from the SACReD Gathering?


Our plenaries will feature visionary organizers, artists, and faith leaders; our workshops and caucus spaces will offer practical skills and opportunities for deeper connections; our Spirit Space will offer respite, healing, and release; our shared meals, receptions, and the wonders of New Orleans will provide fellowship, joy, and a sense of abundance. At the SACReD Gathering you will get to:


  • Expand your understanding of Reproductive Justice so we can build a world of Joy, Justice, Wholeness, Compassion for everyone.
  • Learn from faith-based Reproductive Justice work happening right now and strengthen your capacity for action, especially in 2024.
  • Develop your theology of Reproductive Justice to strengthen your advocacy in your community and congregation(s).
  • Practice healing rituals that invite affirmation, connection, and ease, that offer opportunities to transform and release shame and other harms.
  • Add new skills to your tool box including: Reproductive Justice informed pastoral care; practical steps for connecting with abortion funds and repro service providers; base building, facilitation, and vital organizing skills
  • Build community with other people of faith who are committed to this work. Break isolation so we can build power and possibility together.

TICKET INFORMATION

We are offering SACReD Gathering Tickets at a range of prices in an effort to make sure that all of our SACReD Community is able to join us. We invite you, your congregation, or your organization to consider the systemic power and range of resources you have access to (financial, institutional, communal), and choose your ticket level with that information in mind.


In addition to the tiered ticket prices, folks are invited to contribute to the Scholarship fund directly in $10 increments. We are actively working to secure additional funds to support more SACReD Gathering Scholarships. We will make those available as soon as we are able.


*NOTE: Ticket prices do not include payment processing fees (these are charged by the ticketing and payment sites). Estimated ticket processing fees can be found in each ticket description.

General Admission (In-Person) Tickets Include

  • SACReD Gathering swag
  • All worships, plenaries, and workshops
  • Breakfast and Lunch each day
  • Spirit Space, a multi-faith space designed for reflection, healing, & ritual


Virtual Tickets Include


  • Access to all Worships & Plenaries Streamed Live
  • A virtual version of our Spirit Space, focused on opportunities for reflection, healing, and ritual
  • One or more virtual-only workshops, per workshop session. (In-person workshops will not be available virtually)
  • All funder-related workshops will be available virtually

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

NOW ACCEPTING WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Share your brilliance with us! Submit your Workshop Proposals by midnight local time Friday, March 7, 2024. (DEADLINE EXTENDED)


Together, we can build community with other people of faith who are committed to this work. Let’s break isolation so we can build power and possibility together.


Workshop Proposal Basics:

SACReD invites individuals and organizations to submit proposals that encourage attendees to commit to action in specific areas:

  • Education
  • Engaging Sexual and Reproductive Justice through Worship, Ritual, Liturgy, and Spiritual Practices
  • Pastoral, Spiritual, and Community Care informed by Reproductive Justice
  • Practical Support for Reproductive Healthcare and Direct Service in the Community
  • Community Organizing and Political Advocacy


Do you have an idea that you’re not entirely sure fits? Reach out to [email protected] for questions and clarifications. More details in the proposal form.

SACReD invites you to build collaborative relationships in countering Christian Nationalism and shaping a transformative world.


Your support is more than financial – it's material, spiritual, and relational, backing for communities dedicated to making Reproductive Justice a lived reality. Will you commit to sharing resources and building our collective well by sponsoring the SACReD Gathering?

SACReD defines sponsorship as a pathway to collaborative, responsive relationships. You can learn more about our views on sponsorship and collaborative resource sharing here. SACReD prioritizes relational organizing and considers our sponsorships akin to mutual aid, that allow for deepening connections for powerful, transformational work; more than the typical charity models often seen in the non-profit sector.


All donations to SACReD between February 14-May 31 will be recorded as contributions to the SACReD Gathering. All donations under $500 can be made directly through our donation page. 

Want to support at the Community or Corporate levels? Reach out directly to Co-Director Latishia James :[email protected] to ensure sponsorship benefits.


Can we count on you to build with us?


Select sponsorship benefits:

  • Tickets to the SACReD Gathering,
  • Your organization's logo on printed and digital materials,
  • Opportunities to promote your work and recruit folks at the Gathering. Gathering Sponsors will receive the first invitation to table at the conference.


Sponsorship allows us to:

  • Provide breakfast and lunch for each day of the gathering
  • Bring stellar speakers and healers as speakers and leaders
  • Center community-care and accessibility resources like Spirit Space, child-care, and COVID-prevention supplies
  • Offer discounted and scholarship rates


Join Us in New Orleans


Come early and catch the final weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.


You can reserve your rooms at our conference hotel, the Astor Crowne Plaza, three days before our conference starts. Our discounted conference booking rate is available May 4-9. You can come enjoy the glories of New Orleans arts, music, and Spirit, from a spot right in the French Quarter.



More Details Coming Soon!


  • Scholarships
  • Speakers
  • Health and Security Practices
  • And more!



About SACReD: Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity)


SACReD imagines a world where Reproductive Justice is the reality, where spirituality and sexuality live in harmony, and where all can access the holistic care and healing we need to be our most abundant and free selves. SACReD equips, educates, and engages faith communities to utilize Reproductive Justice, liberative theologies & spiritualities, and community organizing in order to end bodily oppression and affirm the wholeness of all people.

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