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Earl Lectures in Partnership with the Boswell Lecture is a two-day conference that addresses critical theological, pastoral, and social issues of the day. For more than a hundred years, Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has hosted the Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference.

Under the theme of “Borders and Identity,” the Earl Lectures presented in partnership with our Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion‘s Boswell Lecture, will explore how migration across all kinds of borders—both physical and metaphorical—is reshaping our understanding of identity across boundaries of race, culture, religion, gender identity, and nationality. Within the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, join us for an engaging weekend of workshops, worship, direct action, and networking in conjunction with Pacific School of Religion’s Alumni/ae Reunion Weekend.

The keynote address will be delivered by Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, immigration activist, and founder of Define American.

Thanks to our partnering organizations: Define American, Council of Elders West, and Church World Service.

Support Pacific School of Religion in fulfilling its mission to prepare spiritually and theologically rooted leaders for social change. Pacific School of Religion is a progressive, multidenominational seminary and center for social justice that prepares theologically and spiritually rooted leaders to work for the well-being of all. Founded in 1866, Pacific School of Religion celebrates 150 years of boldly transforming congregations and communities. Pacific School of Religion is part of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

Who will attend? More than 200 clergy and lay leaders, social workers, educators, activists, Graduate Theological Union and UC Berkeley students and faculty, parents, and those interested in issues of faith and family. While many of our attendees come from Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area, a significant percentage come from across the US.

For your investment your organization receives access to a progressive Christian community including seminarians, professional clergy, and nonprofit leaders, as well as students, social workers and counselors with an interest in faith and spirituality. Benefits can include logo placement on event materials, logo and website placement on event webpage, on-site recognition, free exhibition table at the event and free registration to the event.

Download the Earl and Boswell Lectures Sponsorship Packet

You may also pay by check.

Make Checks Payable to: Pacific School of Religion

Send payments to: Pacific School of Religion
c/o Earl Lectures – OIA
1798 Scenic Ave
Berkeley CA 94709

Please submit the following information to wscott@psr.edu:

Presenting, Supporting, Sustaining Sponsors:
• Please provide your company or institution’s 300 DPI .png or .eps logo
• Proper listing of company name
• Company website

Partner & Vendor Sponsors:
• Proper listing of company name

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017. Questions? Call Wanda Scott at 510-849-8247 or email wscott@psr.edu.

Additional follow-up information and conference logistics will be provided once payment is received.

$3,000 Presenting:

  • Logo placement on event poster
  • On-site recognition
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Logo and website placement on event webpage
  • Logo listed in the event program
  • Exhibitor table at the event
  • (2) full-conference registrations
  • (2) Invitations to a private reception
  • Complimentary admission to keynote address with Jose Antonio Vargas
  • (2) Reserved parking spaces

$1,000 Supporting:

  • Logo and website placement on event webpage
  • On-site recognition
  • Logo listed in the event program
  • Exhibitor table at the event
  • One free full-conference registration
  • Complimentary admission to keynote address with Jose Antonio Vargas
  • (1) Reserved parking space

$500 Sustaining:

  • Company name listed on event webpage
  • Logo listed in the event program
  • Exhibitor table at the event
  • Complimentary admission to keynote address with Jose Antonio Vargas
  • (1) Reserved parking space

$250 Partner:

  • Company name listed on event webpage
  • Company name listed in the event program
  • Exhibitor table at the event
  • Complimentary admission to keynote address with Jose Antonio Vargas

$100 Vendor Exhibit Table

  • Company name listed in the event program
  • Complimentary admission to keynote address with Jose Antonio Vargas

In-kind Sponsorships

In addition to cash sponsorships there are opportunities to receive recognition for in-kind donations including conference bags, and other appropriate giveaways for conference attendees. Recognition of in-kind donations is based on fair market value of items. Please contact Wanda Scott at 510/849-8247 or wscott@psr.edu for more information.