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Joy & Justice 2023: Rise Up & Flourish

Jun 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM to Jun 24, 2023
424 Indianwood Blvd, Park Forest, IL
Event Summary


There isn’t a conference like Joy and Justice. 


Most conferences are either heavily intellectual or heavily inspirational. Joy and Justice 2023 is the perfect combination of both. It’s a space for hope, refreshing, and to honor who God has created you to be. At Joy and Justice 2023, we will equip you to tackle the injustices that try to place Black people in bondage and steal our joy. 


For two days, we will gather like family. The Witness BCC team and our line-up of dynamic guests will speak to your core concerns. You will encounter dynamic worship, thoughtful presentations, and meaningful conversations that will empower you to experience joy and seek justice. 



Event Details

The theme of this year’s conference is Rise Up & Flourish. 


The conference will include:


>> Powerful talks from:


  • Danielle Coke (Oh Happy Dani), an illustrator whose justice work has been featured on the Today Show, Forbes, and NBC

  • Jemar Tisby, Founder Emeritus of The Witness Inc. and New York Times Bestselling Author

  • Tyler Burns, President of The Witness BCC and Lead Pastor at All Nations Pensacola.

  • …and many more.

>> Life-giving worship, led by Chantel Varnado, founder of Kingdom United Collective


>> We will also celebrate the release of The Witness BCC’s Vice President, Ally Henny’s book,  I Won’t Shut Up: Finding Your Voice When the World Tries to Silence You


Joy and Justice is about YOU, and we want you to meet your people.


Join us at Joy and Justice 2023: Rise Up and Flourish on June 23-24, 2023, in the Chicago South Suburbs.


The conference will be held at the historic Lilydale First Baptist Church’s Legacy Campus located at 424 Indianwood Boulevard, Park Forest, Illinois 60466.


DAY 1: Friday, June 23, 2023, doors open at 5pm. The conference will begin at 6pm.

DAY 2: Saturday, June 24, 2023, doors open at 8am. The conference begins at 9am.


Childcare will be provided upon request for both days.


Regular-priced tickets: $125

At the door: $200


Included with your ticket will be a conference re-useable swag bag, conference booklet, 24/7 onsite wifi access, refillable water bottle station access (or bottled water if needed), a light breakfast on Saturday morning, and free parking.


*All ticket prices will include an additional 12% service fee.

Refund Policy
We hope that you won't have to cancel your ticket, but we know life happens. If you are not able to attend the conference and need to cancel your ticket, here is the policy.

  • Before May 1, you will get a 100% refund, minus service fees.
  • Between May 1 and June 1, 2023, you will give a 50% refund, minus service fees.
  • After June 1, 2023, there will be no refunds issued.
There will be no exceptions to this refund policy.
Cancellation Policy
If we have to cancel the conference, for any reason, we will return 100% of your ticket price, including the service fee.
Item Transfer Policy
Transfers can be done, if needed. Please contact [email protected] to make any ticket transfers.
When & Where
Jun 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM CDT to Jun 24, 2023
424 Indianwood Blvd
424 Indianwood Boulevard
Park Forest, IL 60466
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