2008 Events



December 5
Fall Arts and Crafts Sale
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or until merchandise is sold out)
Winn Center Lounge



November 20
10th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

12:30-1:30 p.m.
“Transgender Experience of Faith Communities” — a panel discussion
McAtee A & B, Winn Center
Panelists from the Louisville transgender community will reflect on and share with the Seminary community their experience as persons of faith within communities of faith, and on what that means for building faith communities that extend welcome to all their members.

7:00 p.m.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Service
Caldwell Chapel
Speaker: Beth Harrison-Prado, local community activist

Reception, including presentation of the 2008 Butterfly Award, following the service,
Fellowship Hall of Caldwell Chapel

More Info . . .

All events planned for the Transgender Day of Remembrance are free and open to the public.

November 19
Transgender on Film
A screening of the filmSoldier’s Girl will be followed by discussion, moderated by community member Tina Baker
doors open 6:00 p.m., film screens 6:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall of Caldwell Chapel
a More Light at LPTS event

    The film Soldier’s Girl is rated R for sexuality and violence. Depictions of violence have been known to re-traumatize survivor’s of abuse. Viewer discretion is advised.

More Info . . .

November 13
Transgender 101 Workshop
12:30-1:30 p.m.
McAtee A, Winn Center
a More Light at LPTS event
More Info

November 9
“Evening with the Stars” Fundraising Dinner
7:00 p.m.
Hundley Hall, Gardencourt
See: “Hope and Vision”;
“Evening with Stars Shone Brightly — at Last”


October 26
Interfaith Prayer Service to Honor Those Affected by Domestic Violence
7:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church
809 S. Fourth St.
Planned and sponsored by LIFTED, Louisville InterFaith Task force to Eliminate Domestic violence
[The Women’s Center participates in LIFTED, as does the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary through the Office of the Dean of Students]
See: “Sunday’s Interfaith Prayer Service . . .”; “Domestic Violence as a Focus for Public Thought”; “First Unitarian Church to Host . . .”; “Beads will Contribute . . .”

October 14
Light + Lunch with Lynne Smith, O.S.B.

October 11
Workshop “Promoting Gender Respect Among Adolescent Males”
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Winn Center
led by Rus Ervin Funk, MSW and a team from MENSWORK

Registration fee on a sliding scale, $35-$25
0.4 CEU available for those interested (contact Lifelong Learning for more information on this option)

    A small group of attendees shared positive reviews of the workshop, which was held in the Women’s Center.


September 28
Louisville AIDS Walk
1:30 assemble, 3:30 walk
Belvedere, Louisville

It’s not too late to join the Women’s Center at LPTS team and raise money for local efforts in support of HIV/AIDS sufferers and their families. Click to go to our donation page.

September 23
Take Back the Night
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Red Barn, University of Louisville Campus

This event focuses on raising consciousness about and preventing sexual assault. The event flier outlines the complete program. The Women’s Center participated with an information table at this event.

September 14
An Evening With The STARS
A fundraising dinner for the Women’s Center at LPTS
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Hundley Hall, Gardencourt
fell victim to the severe weather and power outages of the day

We rescheduled the dinner for Sunday, November 9

The dinner is by invitation. (If you did not receive an invitation, and would like one, please contact the Women’s Center at LPTS at womenscenter@lpts.edu)
(for a glance at the invitation, click here)
(for a glance at the accompanying appeal, click here)


Friday, May 9
Women’s Center Open House (!!!)
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Women’s Center, White Hall

At last!

[Note: we planned, and rescheduled, and replanned, this long-awaited open house several times. Construction schedules being what they are — most people who have been associated with large and complex construction projects will know what we mean — and our use of the new space in White Hall (WE LOVE IT!) being contingent on the completion of new quarters for the Counseling Ministries in Nelson Hall, the party that had been contemplated for September eventually turned into a spring fling. But it was a tremendous, and tremendously satisfying, celebration when it happened. See our May 10, 2008 post for a bit more exultation.]


Thursday, April 24 — Saturday, April 26
Rev. Jane Adams Spahr, Lesbian Evangelist, visits Louisville

The occasion was the final appeal in a disciplinary case against Rev. Jane Adams Spahr for performing LGBT marriages as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA.

Events on the Seminary campus included:

Friday, April 25
Prayer Vigil for Rev. Spahr’s Appeal
9:00 a.m.
Women’s Center

Saturday, April 26
“Wedding Justice and Love in Faith Communities”
9 a.m. — Noon
Hundley Hall

Click HERE for details of all Louisville and Cincinnati area events

Monday, April 7
Masculinity and Spirituality: Inside and Outside the Box
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Winn Center, McAtee Room A
Facilitated by Rus Funk
More Details


Sunday-Monday, March 30-31
Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture and Consultation
Click Katie Geneva Cannon logo for complete program and registration details

Schedule Highlights:

Sunday, March 30
5:30 p.m.
Reception and Silent Auction;
all procedes benefit the Women’s Center and its programs

7:30 p.m.
3rd Annual Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture
Gardencourt (Hundley Hall)

Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of Ethics and Director of Black Church Studies, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, will deliver the 3rd Annual Katie Geneva Cannon lecture, ” ‘Why, In This Land: Unmasking, Debunking, and Disentangling’ the Interlocking Forces of Oppressive Institutions and Social Sin”

Monday, March 31
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Friends of the Women’s Center
Women’s Center, White Hall

9:00 a.m.
Worship with Rev. Dr. Teresa Snorton, Executive Director of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
Caldwell Chapel

10:00 a.m.
Workshop with Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas
“Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: A Workshop in Metaethics and Conflict Resolution”
Grubbs/Ridings Rooms, Laws Lodge

12:00 noon
Lunch with Dr. Stacey Floyd-Thomas
followed by closing worship
Women’s Center, White Hall

7:00 p.m.
Special Presentation by Dr. Maura Toro-Morn, Professor of Sociology and Assistant Director of the Unit for International Linkages in the Office of International Studies at Illinois State University
“Gendered Dimensions of Contemporary Migrations”
Grubbs/Ridings Rooms, Laws Lodge

Tuesday, March 11
“Light + Lunch” with Rus Funk of Menswork
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Women’s Center, White Hall

Saturday, March 8
International Women’s Day Celebration
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Americana Center
Sponsored by the Women’s Center
This event was CANCELLED due to weather

Saturday, March 1
Prayer Breakfast and Community Forum
Hosted by Women of Vision and Purpose and MENSWORK
Click for details


Friday, February 22
Presentation by Bob Gamble of This Child Here
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Women’s Center, White Hall

Bob Gamble met with interested students and others by appointment 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Women’s Center.

Worship with Bob Gamble of This Child Here
7:00 p.m.
Hundley Hall, Gardencourt

Thursday, February 21
Worship with Bob Gamble of This Child Here
7:00 p.m.
Hundley Hall, Gardencourt



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