Counterpoint Conference in Salt Lake City

Please join us at the Counter point conference in Salt Lake!

The Mormon Women’s Forum
Counterpoint Conference
October 8, 2011
Panorama East, Olpin Student Union
University of Utah

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.

To encourage all to attend the conference, admittance is by donation. The lunch is $15 to cover costs.

9:00-10:30— “LGBT RIGHTS AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS: WORKING TOGETHER FOR EQUALITY”

Panelists:
*Michael Ferguson, PhD candidate, Univ. of Utah, college of engineering–focus on neural imaging
*Nadine Hansen, semi-retired attorney, grandmother of 7, feminist writer, and gay rights activist
*Kendahl Millecam, stay-at-home parent, real food blogger, works w/ Phoenix Youth at Risk
*Dominique Storni

10:45-12:15— “HIERARCHY, PRIESTHOOD, AND COMMUNITY: CAN WOMEN BE INCORPORATED INTO CHURCH LEADERSHIP?

Round Table Discussion:
*Mary Ellen Robertson, director of outreach and symposia for Sunstone Education Foundation
*Michael J. Stevens, professor of management & business admin., Weber State; Sunstone board
*Paul Toscano, bankruptcy attorney, author of Sanctity of Dissent and Sacrament of Doubt
Margaret Toscano, feminist writer; assist. prof. of classics & comp. lit., Univ. of Utah

12:15-1:15– Lunch

1:30-2:30– Keynote Speaker & Recipient of the Mormon Women’s Forum 2011 Eve Award

*ELOUISE BELL— Retired Professor of English, BYU; author of Only When I Laugh; one-woman show of Patty Bartlett Sessions; Grande Dame of Mormon Feminism. Talk: “Be the Freckle: A Crone’s View on Feminism and Change”

2:45-4:15– “MEN AND WOMEN: LEADERS AND SUSTAINERS? PARTNERS OR RIVALS?

Panelists:
*Jared Anderson, teaches religion at Westminster, finishing dissertation at UNC-CH on NT Gospels
*Katrina Barker Anderson, wife, mom, step-mom, photographer—birth & breastfeeding advocate
*Alan Eastman, chemist with GreenFire Energy by day, and musician by night
Amy Parkin, works in academic publishing, blogs for the-Exponent.Com

4:30-6:00— “FEMINISM, THE CHURCH, AND ME: HOW FEMINISM HAS INFLUENCED MY IDENTITY AND RELATIONSHIP TO THE LDS CHURCH”

Panelists:
*Ellen Decoo, Belgian native, BS in sociology from BYU, applying to grad school
*Vickie Eastman, retired freelance executive recruiter, gospel doctrine teacher
*Derek Staffanson, feminist Mormon housewives blogger, stay-at-home parent, graphic designer

Counterpoint Conference—Registration

The conference sessions are free and open to the public! Donations are greatly appreciated and are suggeststed at $5 per session. You may show up at the door without pre-registering, but lunches must be pre-ordered.

Lunches must be reserved by October 6, 2011; you may email or call to reserve your lunch: Margaret Toscano (801-581-4768; margaret.toscanoATutahDOTedu); Janice Allred (801-225-4967; alphaATxmissionDOTcom), or by posting to The Mormon Women’s Forum, P.O. Box 581454 Salt Lake City, UT 84158 (Return Service Requested)

Spunky

Spunky lives in Queensland, Australia. She loves travel and aims to visit as many church branches and wards in the world as possible.

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4 Responses

  1. Kmillecam says:

    I am very excited to attend this year. Hooray! I have wanted to make it for the past few years and it’s never worked out until now. I love the people they have lined up, and it will be such a privilege to be a panelist among them.

  2. DefyGravity says:

    Anyone going up from, through or near Provo I can bum a ride with? I can chip in gas money!

  3. I don’t know whether we’ll be driving or taking the bus, but I know some folks heading up from Provo. Send me an e-mail and we’ll hook up!

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