Time to Plan!

Rev. Dr. Traci C. West will be the 2011 Katie Geneva Cannon Lecturer

This week in the Women’s Center, the emphasis is on thinking ahead. We will be meeting
tomorrow,
Wednesday, May 11,
12:30 p.m.,
in the Women’s Center
,
to start planning for the 2011 Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture, and will interview applicants for the 2011-2012 Student Coordinator position this week and next.

This year’s Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture is scheduled for September 18. Rev. Dr. Traci C. West will deliver the lecture Sunday evening; events on Monday, September 19 will include morning worship with Rev. Clemette Haskins and a workshop led by Dr. West.

Our imminent planning meeting has made the 2011 Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture “top of mind” here, and has gotten us anticipating meeting the 2011 lecturer. We are always excited to meet the lecturers, and this year is no exception. Rev. Dr. West is Professor of Ethics and African-American Studies at Drew University Theological School, and an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. Her scholarly work has focused on the ways religion intertwines with race and gender to perpetuate violence against women — and how religion can become a resource against this very violence. She stands in the high tradition of the public theologian and scholar, committed to making new knowledge take effect in the world and produce significant change. A sampling of her work can be found online, at links like these:

Her website: http://users.drew.edu/twest/

her testimony at press congress supporting 2009 legislation to include GLBT people in federal hate crimes legislation

her statement “Religious diversity in My Life and Work” at the World Council of Churches website

an interview with Feministing, March 14, 2009

“Hearing God’s Call to Love, Not Hate,” at UMC Response

The “Breaking Silences” website

Anyone who would like to learn more about Dr. West’s academic work could explore her books:

Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women’s Lives Matter (Westminster/John Knox, 2006)

Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics (New York University Press, 1999)

Our Family Values: Religion and Same-sex Marriage (Praeger, 2006) an edited volume

Holy Conversations: Talking About Homosexuality, co-authored with Karen Oliveto and Kelly Turney (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2005)

Or, look for one of her articles in publications like Theology Today, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Annual for the Society of Christian Ethics, and so on.

From this, our readers can see why we are eagerly looking forward to September, and to sharing conversation with this scholar, teacher, pastor and citizen.

edited for content 05/31/11

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Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence

Click here for more information on this Saturday's Seminar Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence

What can faithful members of congregations do to prevent domestic violence before it starts, respond to it in the congregation when it occurs, and take action to respond to the prevalence of domestic violence in society?

We will work on answering this question this Saturday,
(April 2, 9 – 12)
,
in the Women’s Center,
as Rev. Nancy Troy leads an interactive seminar on “Congregational Responses to Domestic Violence.”

A light lunch in the Women’s Center follows the seminar;
CE credit may be available (contact the Women’s Center);
$12 covers materials and lunch;
a limited number of student scholarships are available that cover the $12 fee (contact the Women’s Center)

Please PRE-REGISTER ONLINE for this seminar, or contact the Women’s Center to reserve a spot. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning.

The seminar is the second in the series “Mending the World: The Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence”.

On Preventing Domestic Violence

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


Who might enjoy and benefit from the first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence being offered in the Women’s Center on Saturday?

Perhaps, anyone who wants to be part of ending and preventing domestic violence. In this interactive seminar, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk will address some of the path-breaking work he and Menswork are doing to build positive self-image and modes of interaction with adolescent males, and make the connection between this work and the prevention of domestic violence explicit. The seminar takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Something for Youth Group

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


Who might enjoy and benefit from the first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence being offered in the Women’s Center on Saturday?

Perhaps, anyone who has anything to do with a church youth group, from parents to leaders to pastors. In this interactive seminar, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk will address some of the path-breaking work he and Menswork are doing to build positive self-image and modes of interaction with adolescent males, and make the connection between this work and the prevention of domestic violence explicit. The seminar takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Still Time to Register for “Gender Respect”

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

Seminar: Preventing Domestic Violence

Mending the World - Margaret Hopper Taylor Seminars Challenging Domestic Violence


The first in a series of seminars challenging domestic violence, “Gender Respect: New Directions in Preventing Domestic Violence”, led by Rus Funk takes place

Saturday, March 12
9 – 12
in the Women’s Center
lunch follows the seminar

MORE INFORMATION ON THESE SEMINARS

REGISTER ONLINE

V-Week Schedule of Events

Monday, February 15
Opening Worship
7:00 p.m.
Caldwell Chapel

Tuesday, February 16
Video “Until the Violence Stops”
12:30 p.m.
Schlegel Basement
Bring your own lunch

Venite Cafe
8:00 p.m.
Winn Center Lounge
open mike, entertainment

Wednesday, February 17
Ash Wednesday Service
11:30 a.m.
Caldwell Chapel

Interfaith Panel
12:30 p.m.
Winn Center Lounge
Dr. Riffatt Hassan, Rabbi Laura Metzger, and Dr. Elizabeth Hinson Hasty discuss the role of religion in perpetuating violence against women

Thursday, February 18
Worship
11:30 a.m.
Caldwell Chapel
Kerri Allen preaches on Psalm 22

Dress Rehearsal Performance of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues
8:00 p.m.
Hundley Hall, Gardencourt
Student tickets $6
BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE

Friday, February 19
Worship with Communion
11:30 a.m.
Caldwell Chapel
Rev. Dr. Johanna Bos preaches “A vision born in a cry of violence” (text: Habakkuk 1:1-2, 4); Deanna Witkowski Trio performing

Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues
8:00 p.m.
Hundley Hall, Gardencourt
Tickets $12
BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE
(for ticket information and availability, contact jbos@lpts.edu, kdavidson@lpts.edu, womenscenter@lpts.edu, mcase@lpts.edu)