The Personal Is Political: Counterpoint Conference, Saturday, October 20, U of U

16 Oct

The Personal Is Political: Why Women’s Issues Remain Central to the Public Good

Saturday October 20, 2012

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Olpin Student Union, Panorama Room East (4th floor)

University of Utah, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Preliminary Schedule

9:00 am-10:30 am

Women in the Mormon Church: The Limits of Agency

Panelists: Margaret Toscano, Mary Ellen Robertson,  Kaimi Wenger, Stephanie Lauritzen

10:45 am-12:15 pm

The Woman’s Body as a Political Battleground

Panelists: Susan Chasson, Katrina Barker Anderson, Heather Stringfellow

12:15-1:15 pm


1:30-2:30 pm

Keynote Speaker & Mormon Women’s Forum 2012 Eve Award Recipient

Joanna Brooks

Claiming our Courage:  The Personal, the Political, and the Future of Mormon Feminism

2:45-4:15 pm

Better Communities/Better Lives: Women Working to Promote the Public Good

Panelists:  Rachael Lauritzen, Marina Lowe, Lorie Winder, Bette Hubrich

4:30-6:00 pm

Exercising Dominion: D & C Section 121 and the Abuse of Power

Panelists: Janice Allred, Michael J. Stevens, Alan Eastman, Paul Toscano

Counterpoint Conference—Registration

Counterpoint conference sessions are free and open to the public! Donations are greatly appreciated. Suggested donation per session–$5.  Lunch–$15.00.  Lunches must be reserved by October 18, 2012; you may email or call to reserve your lunch:  Margaret Toscano (801-581-4768;; Janice Allred (801-225-4967;

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 lot where parking is free on Saturday.

The Mormon Women’s Forum
P.O. Box 581451
Salt Lake City, UT 84158


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