Conference Details

Women's Lives, Women's Voices: 
Agency in the Lives of Mormon Women

Please join us for a one day conference in which we explore the choices, insights, and agency of Mormon women. Our keynote speakers will be Aileen Clyde, former 2nd Counselor in the General Relief Society Presidency, and her granddaughter Emily Clyde Curtis, co-editor of the Exponent II magazine. Other Speakers will address theories of agency and subjectivity in women's lives as well as themes found in CGU's Mormon Women's Oral History Project.

Conference is free and open to the public. Catered lunch will be provided free for those who register by January 23, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 10am-4pm
Balch Auditorium
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711

Schedule (Subject to change)

10amClaudia Bushman, Professor, Claremont Graduate University
Introduction and Welcome
10:30Aileen Clyde and Emily Clyde Curtis 
Keynote address "Running With It"
    "It" can be our imagination or our duty, our wish to serve, our opportunities or our need to know or do. "It" is also an expression of our agency as women.The most simple and accessible ingredient we have to enliven one another or to run with is our stories. Even if we only share fragments, the more we exchange the more we understand and reach one another.
11:30 Amy Hoyt, PhD, Claremont Graduate University
"Agency and American LDS Women"
12pm - Catered Lunch
1:15  Deidre Green, Claremont Graduate University
Naming the Self, World and God: LDS Women's Narratives"
1:45  - Caroline Kline, Claremont Graduate University
"Competing Demands and Divided Loyalty: Navigating Self and Other in a Mormon Context"
2:30  - Elisa Pulido, Claremont Graduate University
"I Hope They Call Me on a Mission: Mormon Women and the Great Expectation"
3:15  - Panel "Embracing Agency"
    Four women will share their personal experiences with agency. They will discuss a moment in which they embraced their own self-hood, when they saw themselves as the authors and creators of their lives. Panelists will be Pam Everson, Sandra Lee, Anna Rolapp, and Marian Ward. Lisa Clayton will moderate. Following their commetns there will be time for participants to share insights.
4:00  - Closing Remarks by Claudia Bushman