The Justice Conference

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Beginning at 9am, a host of renowned speakers and activists from 44 states and over a dozen nations will descend upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the Justice Conference, founded three years ago by Ken Wytsma, president of Kilns College, in association with World Relief, a development nonprofit operating in 20 countries. A gathering designed to encourage dialogue and action around issues of social justice—like poverty, HIV/AIDS, human trafficking and human rights—think of it as an unpretentious TED talk on subjects that have actual meaning and value. But with events resided over by several nationally-known social entrepreneurs, artists, scholars and authors—including Mission Year president Leroy Barber and philosopher Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff—the Justice Conference’s real local resonance comes via its inaugural film festival’s screening and Philadelphia premiere of 3801 Lancaster, a new documentary on the case of abortion doctor-accused murderer Kermit Gosnell, of which PW’s Tara Murtha writes this week in our Philly Now blog, “The filmmakers seem to align themselves with the poor, mostly minority female victims of Gosnell’s clinic, [but] in reality, they are more closely aligned with the right-wing legislators in Harrisburg.” It’s among the 16 short- and long-form docs and narrative films exploring a wide swatch of stories aimed at informing, engaging—and frankly, outraging—the Justice Conference’s politically progressive attendees. / Randy LoBasso

Through Sun., Feb 24. $210. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. thejusticeconference.com
 

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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Recurring: ONCE

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- $210

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Pennsylvania Convention Center , 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 02/24/2013. .

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