A Woman’s Voice

The 5th Annual Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture
and Interfaith Conference “A Woman’s Voice”
Sunday, September 12 – Monday, September 13, 2010

Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon

Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon

The Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture is an annual program of the Women’s Center at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary presented by a woman scholar who belongs to a racial ethnic minority in the United States and who raises a critical voice against the dominant oppressive structures and ideologies of the era. In naming the lectures after Dr. Cannon we intend to honor one of the Black Women pioneers, the first to enter ordained office in the Presbyterian denomination (PCUSA, 1974) and a “mother” of womanist theology, who through her writing and speaking has done much to address the dynamics of racism, sexism, and classism in the church and the world.

This year, the Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture occurs in the context of the long-awaited Interfaith Conference “A Woman’s Voice”.

“A Woman’s Voice” is . . .

A conference to explore the contributions of women in the context of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We will create holy space and time for women involved in teaching and leadership in religious communities of diverse faith traditions and denominations. We will learn about each other, discuss, compare and contrast, describe challenges and achievements. Above all we will create energy around interfaith learning and worship, reaching across boundaries to share knowledge, spirit and experience.

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Schedule of Events

    Sunday, September 12
    All events are in Gardencourt on the Louisville Seminary Campus

  • 12:00 p.m. — Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. — Opening Ritual
      “Dancing on Common Ground”
      Johanna Bos: A Woman’s Voice
  • 3:30 p.m. — First Plenary
      Suendam Birinci
      “Places of Authority for Women in the Muslim context – Shared Perspectives”
  • 5:30 p.m. — Reception and Dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. — 5th Annual Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture
      Dr. Gay Byron
      “Teaching Empires, Interpreting Texts, Redefining Authority”
  • 9:00 p.m. — Booksigning
    Monday, September 13
    All events in Laws Lodge unless otherwise indicated

  • 7:30 a.m. — Breakfast in Winn Center
  • 8:45 a.m. — Ritual:
      “Reaching Across the Boundaries – Accepting and Respecting Differences”
  • 9:15 a.m. — Plenary:
      Dr. Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
      “Places of Authority for Women in the Jewish Context”
  • 10:30 a.m. — Workshops (Session 1)
      Dr. Byron: “The Authority of Texts and Traditions”
      Dr. Kreimer: “Women as Teachers and Interpreters of Sacred Text”
      Dr. Birinci: “Religious Context as Seedbed for Social Action”
      Dr. Bos: Emancipatory Practices in Teaching
  • 12:15 — Lunch and Panel Discussion with Presenters
  • 3:30 — Workshops (Session 2 — Reprise)
  • 5:15 — Closing Ritual
      “Sharing a Taste of Good Things”

The Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture is free and open to the public.
Registration is required for attendance at other conference events.
All events Sunday and Monday: $75.00
Sunday events only: $50.00
Monday events only: $50.00
Students: free

Please contact the Women’s Center at (502) 894-2285 or womenscenter @ lpts.edu with any additional questions about the conference.

updated 9/11/10


3 thoughts on “A Woman’s Voice

  1. This says that students are free. I am a student in the MA Women’s Ministry program at SBTS. Is this conference available at no cost to me as well?

    • Yes, I think that’s our intent. We are asking students to pay for their meals, at a rather substantial discount (even though it may not seem like it). Hope to see you there!

  2. I would love to come next year when I am better prepared financially. Please keep me on your email list, blessings of Love, peace, and Faith, Melvina. 🙂

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