Invite a friend and join us as we gather to wrestle, inquire, and discuss topics about our faith while enjoying craft beer brewed by Highrock's rock-star homebrewer Pete Harkins!
We will gather at Salem's own House of Seven Gables to hear from Branden Polk. Branden will engage us in a discussion regarding his experience as a minority, both in and out of the church.
A cost of $10 will get you a beer and some homemade snacks prepared by the StoutFaith team. Expect to make new friends, drink delicious beer, and engage in plenty of discussion! In addition to beer, we will also have wine and non-alcoholic beverages if that is important for you.
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About the Speaker:
Branden S. Polk, MSW, LGSW
Branden S. Polk is the CEO and Founder of Arrowhead Advising, LLC. As an innovator, social reformer, public speaker, writer, counselor, and creative artist, Branden has dedicated his life to advocacy for the most vulnerable, the developing of transformational leaders, and to changing the way society addresses today's most sensitive topics such as race, sexuality, education, faith, and more.
Before founding Arrowhead Advising, Branden served with a community-based nonprofit organization that provided behavioral health, mental health, case management, and advocacy services to underserved children, adolescents, and families. He spent most of his time providing therapeutic services to children and families who had been impacted by traumatizing experiences and advocating for behavioral services in the realms of juvenile justice, education, and child welfare. Branden also provided consulting services to Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau and Health and Human Services, in the areas of public health, education, adoption, foster care, and child abuse neglect prevention. He has continued that work with organizations such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Telemundo, and The Clapham Group to name a few.
Branden received his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Theater from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is also a graduate of George Mason University where he received his master’s degree in Social Work. During that time he became an ordained minister and founded a mentoring and professional group for men, The Arrowhead Society, that focuses on developing leaders and creative cultural movements.