Water Cooler Wednesdays
with the Institute for Community Engagement
at Wesley Downtown
Gather around our community water cooler at Wesley Downtown on the third Wednesday of the month for an engaging lunchtime conversation series. This year’s theme will focus on faith, politics and the public square.
All events take place at Wesley Downtown | 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW | Washington, DC 20001
Light lunch provided. Open to the public.
RSVP today at www.surveymonkey.com/r/WaterCoolerWednesdays
September 21, 2016
Countdown to the Election
with Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO,
Faith in Public Life and
Tim Goeglein, Vice President of External Relations
for Focus on the Family
Religious Faith and American Values in a Season of Fear
October 19, 2016
Jesus in the Ballot Box: How Faith Values
Did (or Didn’t) Influence the 2016 Election
November 16, 2016
Programming provided by the Center for Public Theology,
a program of Wesley Theological Seminary’s Institute for Community
September 15, 2016 | 6pm – 8pm | Busboys and Poets, 14th Street - Directions to the location
“Faith, Race, and Sexual Identity”
Join area young professionals for a discussion on race, sexual identity, and faith with Asher Kolieboi, Assistant University Chaplain at Johns Hopkins University.
About Our Speaker
Asher Kolieboi, Assistant University Chaplain Johns Hopkins University
Asher Kolieboi hails from Saint Louis, Missouri, by way of Monrovia, Liberia. A longtime LGBTQ and racial justice community organizer, Asher currently serves as the Assistant University Chaplain at Johns Hopkins University.
Asher co-organized the 2010 Soulforce Equality Ride, a two-month bus tour of young adults ages 18-28 who traveled to Christian colleges and universities to discuss the intersections of LGBTQ identities and faith. He then went on to serve as the LGBTQ Coordinator and Assistant Director of the Oberlin College Multicultural Resource Center. In 2011 Asher launched (un)heard: Transmasculine People of Color Speak! An ethnographic audio-visual installation about the experiences of transmasculine people of color.
Asher is currently a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Church of Christ, and completed his Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University in 2015.