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Announcement: Counterpoint Conference

Counterpoint Conference
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Olpin Student Union, Panorama Room East
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Theme— Women in Dialogue about Faith
Sponsored by the Mormon Women’s Forum

Join us in promoting and enjoying open, honest discussion among people with diverse opinions and experiences, while also cherishing our commonalities.

9:00-10:00 a.m.– “FAITH IN DIALOGUE”
Welcome to the Conference and Introduction to the Theme:
Janice Allred, president of the Mormon Women’s Forum

10:15-11:45– “MORMONISM AND ME: WHY I STAY; WHY I LEFT”
Panelists:
Lavina Fielding Anderson, editor and writer
Sidni Jones, public school educator
Serena LeFevre, student, University of Utah
Vickie Stewart Eastman, freelance executive recruiter

12:00-2:00 p.m.– Lunch and Keynote Speaker: LISA BUTTERWORTH, co-founder of the Internet Blog, Feminist Mormon Housewives, Recipient of the Mormon Women’s Forum 2009 Eve Award

2:15-3:30 p.m.– “SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION: FINDING A BALANCE”
Panelists:
Susan Morgan, free-lance writer and stay-at-home mom
Ellen Decoo, student, Brigham Young University
Gloria Gardner Murdock, educator and writer

3:45-5:00–“THE CHURCH IN OUR LIVES: WOMEN IN CONVERSATION ON THE INTERNET”
Panelists:
Jana Bouck Remy, blogger on exponent.com & pilgrimgirl.blogspot.com
Melanie Franti, blogger on feministmormonhousewives.org
Jessica Steed, blogger on exponent.com

5:15-6:15 p.m.: “A MORMON WOMAN INTERVIEWS A JEWISH WOMAN”
Margaret Toscano, professor, U of U; Mormon feminist
Jacqueline Osherow, professor, U of U, and poet extraordinaire

Registration Form

Name and Addresses of registrants______________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________
Lunch–$14.00 # lunches @ $14 __________

Suggested donation per session–$5 __________
Additional tax-deductible contribution __________
Total __________
Make checks payable to Mormon Women’s Forum

Mail to: The Mormon Women’s Forum
P.O. Box 581454
Salt Lake City, UT 84158

The conference sessions are free and open to the public! Donations are greatly appreciated. Lunches must be reserved by October 22, 2009; you may call the numbers below to reserve your lunch.

To encourage all to attend the conference, admittance is by donation.

The lunch is $14 to cover costs, although you are welcome to hear our keynote speakers without purchasing a lunch.

You may show up at the door without pre-registering, but lunches must be pre-ordered.

The Olpin Student Union is located on Central Campus Drive on the east side of campus; Panorama Room East is on the top floor, on the west side of the building. There is an adjacent parking lot, free on Saturday.
For information, call 801-581-4768 (Margaret Toscano) or 801-225-4967 (Janice Allred)

Caroline

Caroline is a PhD student in Women's Studies in Religion and mother of three.

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4 Responses

  1. Ziff says:

    Oooh, this sounds like so much fun! I wish I could be there.

  2. FoxyJ says:

    I agree it sounds like fun; I’ll see if I can make it up that day.

  3. EmilyCC says:

    I wish I could come, too! Any chance there will be podcasts?

  4. Stella says:

    Not sure about podcasting, but I will definitely be there!

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