Legal Issues Workshop

For Heads, Board Members, and Communication Directors

This event is open to Members of Council and Provisional Members

Join CESA school leaders in Denver for a conversation about the pressing issues of our time with legal expert John Inazu and working sessions with PR and communications expert Karen Dye, of Demoss PR, to help us consider and craft our proactive messaging about our identity as Christian schools.

Mr. Inazu will set the context for a culture of confident pluralism and knowing and articulating our differences in a way that strengthens our schools and the Chrisitan school movement.  We will then engage in a working session led by veteran PR expert Karen Dye that will us to consider how to craft our message more proactively and compellingly.


Would you like to know more about confident pluralism and why it is so critically important for Christian schools today?  Click the image to the left for a short video by Mr. Inazu.

The workshop will begin with dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd and conclude at noon on Friday, May 3rd.  Flights should be scheduled for after 1:30 p.m.

John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis.  He teaches criminal law, religion and law, and various First Amendment courses. He writes and speaks frequently to general audiences on topics of pluralism, assembly, free speech, religious freedom, and other issues.

Inazu is the author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale, 2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (Chicago, 2016).

A 17-year PR veteran, Karen Dye specializes in strategy, crisis communications, messaging and media relations. She has served some of the nation’s largest Christian ministries, including Samaritan’s Purse, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, The Potter’s House, Prison Fellowship, Open Doors and FamilyLife, among others. Dye’s work with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship has intersected with a number of religious freedom issues as colleges grappled with campus access and all-comers policies. She regularly works with organizations to develop messaging that is unwavering in core values, while also being approachable and winsome.

Currently, Dye works at DeMoss, the nation’s largest public relations firm serving Christian organizations, which is closing its doors in March after 27 years. Beginning April 1, Dye will join other colleagues from DeMoss to continue their work at a new agency called Guardian PR.

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