REGISTRATION INFORMATION

MARCH 12, 2009

 

Time

Type

Event

Duration

Location

Morning

 

 

 

 

8:00

   REGISTER

Registration and Continental Breakfast -- Ideas Table

8:00 – 9:30

 

Lobby

9:00

  GREETINGS

  ANNOUNCE-

  MENTS

 

Opening Remarks – Patricia Awen O’Luanaigh and Dr. Regennia Williams

9:00 – 9:15

 

AUD

9:15

   KEYNOTE

“Ties That Bind” Opening Plenary Session – Film with Panel

Rev. Selena Fox - Moderator

9:15 – 10:50

 

AUD

 

11:00

 

    PANEL

First Spirit/Last Spirit

Co-opting of Indigenous Spirituality (Krisch)

The Croning Ceremony (Payerle)

11:00 – 12:00

105

 

11:00

  PRESENTATION  INSTALLATION

 

Spirit Within/Without

Inside My Earth (Edowiza)

Art is God (Jones)

11:00 – 12:00

 104

12:00

FOOD

Luncheon

12:00 – 1:30

 

Afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

1:30

 

PANEL

 

Spirit Deciphered

Joanna Cotton: Wife of an Unfaithful Puritan Minister (Eden)

The Devil’s Skirts: The Myth of “La Quintrala” in Rural Colonial Chile (Marsilli Cordoza)

 

 

1:30 – 2:30

 

102

 

1:30

 

PANEL

 

Spirit Revealed:  Women Who Lead

Harriet Tubman’s Charismatic Leadership (Davenport)

Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s Contributions to Transcendentalism (Kingston)

Leadership of St. Clare of Assisi (Self)

 

 

1:30 – 2:30

 

103

 

1:30

 

WRKSHP

 

21 Praises of Tara:  Sacred Dance Meditation in Movement Wisdom, Compassion, Power (Thomas)

 

1:30 – 2:30

 

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:45

 

PANEL

 

Spirit in Community:  Inspired Living

The Impact & Morality of Mandated Clerical Celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church: From Paradigm of  Dualism to Theory of Integration (Hanson)

Faith, Prayer, and Fasting: The Use of Spirituality to Cope with the Domestic, Physical, and Mental Demands of Life (Thompson)

 

 

2:45 – 3:45

 

105

 

2:45

 

WRKSHP

 

Reiki: Women’s Healing Wave

(Reiger)

 

 

2:45 – 3:45

 

102

2:45

LECTURE/

  DISCUSSION

Faulty Female Empowerment -

Films from Taoist Perspective

(Baughman)

2:45 – 3:45

103

4:00

ROUNDTBL

& OPEN-MIKE

Informal Roundtables and Open-Mike

Meet and Share

4:00 – 5:30

LOBBY

6:00

FOOD

Reception

6:00 – 7:00

*Trinity Cathedral, Cathedral Hall

6:00

FOOD

Dinner – On Your Own

 

 

 

7:00

 

PERF

 

Performance:  Mary of Magdala

(Cece Miller & Spirit of Life Dancers)

 

7:00 – 8:00

*Trinity Cathedral, Cathedral Hall

 

8:00

DONE

END OF DAY

 

 

 

March 13, 2009

 

Time

TYPE

Event

Duration

Location

Morning

 

 

 

 

8:00

   REGISTER

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Ideas Table

8:00 – 9:30

Lobby

9:00

   GREETINGS

   KEYNOTE

Opening Remarks – Patricia Awen O’Luanaigh and Dr. Regennia Williams

Keynote Presentation – The Arts and the Goddess: Invocation, Praise, Embodiment

Invoking the Goddess in Indian Dance (Shinde)

“A Joyous Noise” Tambourine in the Worship of the Black Madonna (DeLuise)

Voices of the Goddess: Feminist Poetry in the Oracular Tradition (Monaghan)

 

9:00 – 11:00

AUD

 

 

11:00

 

    PANEL

Spirit in Aspect: Women Engaged in Spirit

A Holistic Spirituality of the Oppressed: Tonghak, Ecofeminism, and Merleau-Ponty (Garner)

An ‘Unconscious Allegiance’ : Gloria Anzaldua’s Theory of “Spiritual Activism” (Genetin)

Ecofeminism: Women as Impetus for an Evolved Spirituality (O’Luanaigh)

11:00 – 12:00

102

 

11:00

 

PRESENTATION

INSTALLATION

 

Women and Body Modification: A Spiritual Expression (Aritonovich)

11:00 – 12:00

137 & Display Case

 

    11:00

 

PANEL

 

Spirit in Community: Women in Action

Sisters of the Cloth: Women and Leadership in the African American Church (Brown)

Hex Workers: African American Women, Gender, and Hoodoo in the Civil War and Post-Civil War (Kordas)

A Thai Woman and Her Practice of Traditional Thai Astrology (Kosuta)

 

 

11:00 – 12:00

 

103

 

11:00

 

PERF

 

We Are One (performance)

(CeCe Miller and the Spirit of Life Dancers)

 

                  11:00 – 12:00

 

 AUD

12:00

FOOD

Luncheon

12:00 – 1:30

 

Afternoon

 

 

 

 

   1:30

 

 

 

  1:30

 

 

  

WORKSHOP

 

 

 

PRESENTATION  

Zen Meditation: Lecture & Instruction

(Rakow)     

 

 

Spirituality and Community Activism in the Lives of Urban Black Women (Bostic)                                                                                       

1:30 – 3:45

 

 

 

1:30 – 2:30

 444

 

 

 

104

 

1:30

 

PANEL

 

Spirit in  Perspective: Women of Vision

Understanding the Experiences of Yoruba and Latin American Women in Christianity (Akinyele)

Audre Lord’s Seboulisa: Muse for the Death Journey (Barnes)

A Qualitative Perspective of Outreach Ministry from the Eyes of African American Women in Christian Ministries (Faithwalker)

 

1:30 – 2:30

 

102

 

1:30

 

WORKSHOP

Visual Representation of the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection (Stahl)

 

1:30 – 2:30

 

103

2:30

  BREAK

Schedule Announcements/Adjustments

Break

2:30 – 2:45

 

2:45

 

PRESENTATION

Woman as Shapeshifter:

Goddess, Priestess, Seer, Witch

Gods and Goddesses of the Indo-European World (Liafal)

Priestess, Seer, Witch: Notable Women in the Occult Revival (Ian Corrigan)

 

 

2:45 3:45

 

102

2:45

LECTURE

Women in Buddhism: Deities, Masters, and Practitioners (Ani Palmo)

 

 

2:45 – 3:45

104

2:45

 

WRKSHP

Don’t Just Dress Up the Outside, Dress Up the Inside (Washington)

2:45 – 3:45

105

3:45

ILLUSTRATED LECTURE

 

 Women of Afghanistan (Peggy Kelsey)

 

3:45 – 5:00

103

    5:00

   POETRY PERFORMANCE

 

Bardic Women: Transcendence Meets Immanence (O’Luanaigh)

 

5:00 – 6:00

103

6:00

FOOD

Dinner – On Your Own

 

 

7:00

ROUNDTBL

& OPEN-MIKE

Informal Roundtables and Open- Mike

Meet and Share

 

7:00 – 8:00

 

8:00

DONE

END OF DAY

 

 

 

March 14, 2009

 

Time

TYPE

Event

Duration

Location

Morning

 

 

 

 

8:00

   REGISTER

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Ideas Table

8:00 – 9:30

Lobby

9:00

SPEECHES

Opening Remarks – Patricia O’Luanaigh and Dr. Regennia Williams

 

9:00 – 10:00

Lobby

 

10:00

 

WRKSHP

 

Mindfulness of Breathing and/or the Practice of Exchange (Ani Palmo)

 

 

10:00 – 11:00

 

104

 

10:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   10:00

 

PANEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOP

 

Women in Spirit: Goddess Divine

The Re-Emergence of the Divine Feminine in the Late 20th Century (Balog)

Wicca/Goddess Worship (Curran)

A Goddess in Your Own Image: The Sexualization of the Constructed Feminine in the Lives of Modern Ritual Magickians (Oughton)

 

 

Singing in Sacred Circle (Graff)

 

10:00 – 11:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 – 11:00

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

 

10:00

 

LECTURE & DISCUSSION

 

The Biblical Call for Women to Preach

(Petties)

 

10:00 – 11:00

103

10:45

BREAK - TIME PERMITTING

Schedule Announcements/Adjustments Break

10:45 – 11:00

 

 

11:00

 

  KEYNOTE

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER SELENA FOX

 

 

 

11:00 – 12:30

 

AUD

 

12:30

FOOD

Luncheon

 

12:30 – 1:30

 

Afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

    1:30

 

  WORKSHOP

Facing Conflict: Spiritual Preparation for Loving Criticism – Spiritual Warriorship (Doetsch-Kidder)

 

1:30 – 2:30

104

1:30

     RITUAL

Liturgy of the Mothers (Ian Corrigan & Liafal)

1:30 – 2:30

105

   1:30

    PANEL

Written Spirit/Guiding Spirit

21st Century Women in Leadership: A Biblical Perspective (Batchelor)

Jesus as Leader: A Sacred Textual Analysis of Philippians 2: 5-11 (Porter)

Transforming Followers into Leaders: An Ideological Texture Analysis of Mark 14: 3-9 (Riesenmy)

 

1:30 – 2:30

103

 

   2:30

DOCUMENTARY

DISCUSSION

“Creating Buddhas: The Making of    Fabric Thangkas” (Leidenfrost)

 

2:30 – 4:00

 102

 

2:45

LECTURE &

PERFORMANCE

 

Transformation and Journey

Women’s Spiritual Transformation: Understanding the Circle of Pain to Power and

I AM HERE: Journey of A Hummingbird Minister (Reash)

 

 

2:45 – 5:00

AUD

 

2:45

 

PERF

 

Singing in Sacred Circle Musical      Performance (Graff)

 

 

2:45 – 4:00

           104

4:00

PERF

AWEN – Folk Music Performance

(Ian Corrigan and Liafal)

4:00 – 5:00

105

 

5:00

PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE

Yes, Lord, Yes! A Tribute to African American Women in Gospel (Williams)

5:00 – 6:00

137

6:00

FOOD

Dinner – On Your Own

 

 

 

7:00

 

ROUNDTBL & OPEN-MIKE

 

 

Informal Roundtables & Open-Mike

 

7:00 – 8:00

 

8:00

DONE

END OF DAY

 

 

 

 

 

**********ADDED ATTRACTION**********

 

Embedded Film Festival Featuring the Following Titles from

Women Make Movies (Scheduling Details TBA)

BELFAST GIRLS

http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c704.shtml

BELFAST GIRLS is a quiet, powerful story of two young women growing up in a city where neighbors are cut off from each other by permanent concrete and corrugated iron screens. These so-called “peace walls” have also become mental walls, dividing one community from another. Living in different worlds within the same city, Mairéad Mc Ilkenny and Christine Savage share the legacy of 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland . With insightful clarity, Swedish director Malin Anderson reveals how, in their daily struggles and triumphs, these two strong women have more in common with each other than they have differences.

For 20-year-old Catholic Mairéad, childhood memories of brutal arrests of her father at night and a constant fear for her life mix with wonderings what the “other side” looks like. She has never gotten to know a Protestant in her entire life – until the day her flatmate starts a new relationship. Suddenly “the other side” has moved into her house. Christine is Protestant and walks on the other side of the wall, dreaming about a house of her own and a boy to love. When she finally finds him, he’s a Catholic. Both girls find the courage to defy the legacy of separation handed down to them, creating a more hopeful future for themselves.

THE SERMONS OF SISTER JANE: Believing the Unbelievable .

http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c700.shtml

From Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Allie Light and Irving Saraf ( Dialogues With Madwomen and In The Shadow of The Stars ), in partnership with Carol Monpere, also an Emmy Award-winner, comes their latest film, The Sermons Of Sister Jane: Believing the Unbelievable . This documentary is an engaging portrait that sparkles with the courage, wit and humanity of Sister Jane Kelly, who combines her deep spiritual faith with her equally powerful commitment towards resistance and change.

When Sister Jane discovered that a priest in her church was molesting young men and stealing from the congregation, and when the evidence was ignored by the church, she contacted the press, creating a scandal. Throughout the film she shares her progressive views on issues such as birth control, homosexuality, and women priests. She impels the Catholic Church to return to egalitarian roots of community. The scenes filmed at Plowshares, an organization she created to feed and serve the poor and homeless, demonstrate Sister Jane’s powerful ability to translate her faith into profoundly meaningful action. This touching documentary, skillfully produced by these acclaimed filmmakers, reveals Sister Jane’s long struggle to speak out against what she believed was wrong, and how this ongoing battle ultimately has heart-breaking results.

THEY CALL ME MUSLIM

http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c698.shtml

 In popular Western imagination, a Muslim woman in a veil – or hijab – is a symbol of Islamic oppression. But what does it mean for women’s freedom when a democratic country forbids the wearing of the veil? In this provocative documentary, filmmaker Diana Ferrero portrays the struggle of two women – one in France and one in Iran – to express themselves freely.

In 2004, the French government instituted an "anti-veil law," forbidding Muslim girls from wearing the hijab to school. Samah, a teenager in Paris who, at 14 decided to wear the veil, explains how the law attacks her sense of identity – and does not make her feel liberated. “Who says that freedom is not wearing anything on your head?” she asks. Half a world away in Tehran , “K,” forced to wear the hijab by the Islamic regime, defiantly wears it her own way – and her translucent scarf loosely draped over her hair puts her at risk of arrest. When Ferrero films her at home, K, comfortable in a tank top and shorts, says, “They call me Muslim... But do you see me as a Muslim? What do you have in your mind for a Muslim person?” Beautifully shot and finely crafted, THEY CALL ME MUSLIM highlights how women still must struggle for the right to control their own bodies – not only under theocratic regimes, but also in secular, democratic countries where increasing discrimination against Muslims and sexism intersect.

           

THE NOBLE STRUGGLE OF AMINA WADUD

http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c699.shtml

A film by Elli Safari, The Netherlands/US, 2007, 29 minutes, Color, VHS/DVD

On March 18, 2005, Amina Wadud shocked the Islamic world by leading a mixed-gender Friday prayer congregation in New York . THE NOBLE STRUGGLE OF AMINA WADUD is a fascinating and powerful portrait of this African-American Muslim woman who soon found herself the subject of much debate and Muslim juristic discourse. In defying 1400 years of Islamic tradition, her action caused global awareness of the struggle for women’s rights within Islam but also brought violence and death threats against her.

 

3 TIMES DIVORCED

http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c711.shtml

A film by Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana , Israel / Palestine , 2007, 74 minutes, Color, DVD, Arabic, Hebrew, Subtitled

How does a Palestinian woman in Israel survive an abusive husband? When Gaza-born Khitam’s abusive Arab Israeli husband divorces her and gains custody of her six children, she suddenly finds herself fighting two heart-breaking battles: against the Sharia Muslim court to get her children back, and against the state of Israel , which considers her an illegal resident and denies her protection in a shelter for battered women.

3 TIMES DIVORCED is a fascinating and disturbing look at a civil and religious legal system that denies women the right to get a divorce independent of their husbands. It highlights the bind that abused women find themselves in when their immigration status is contingent upon marriage. With remarkable access and an unflinching lens that never sensationalizes, award-winning filmmaker Ibtisam Salh Mara'ana captures Khitam’s astonishing courage as she faces an impossible situation with no country or court to protect her.

 MY DAUGHTER THE TERRORIST

http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c714.shtml

A film by Beate Arnestad . Produced by Morten Daae , Norway , 2007, 58 minutes, Color, DVD, Tamil, Subtitled
 

This fascinating documentary is an exceedingly rare, inside look at an organization that most of the world has blacklisted as a terrorist group. Made by the first foreign film crew to be given access to the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) of Sri Lanka, the film offers important insights into the recently re-ignited conflict in Sri Lanka.

Twenty-four-year-olds Dharsika and Puhalchudar have been living and fighting side-by-side for seven years as part of LTTE’s elite force, the Black Tigers. Their story is told through cinema verité footage, newsreel footage, and interviews with the women and Dharsika’s mother. The women describe heartbreaking traumas they both experienced at the hands of the Sri Lankan army, which led them to join the guerrilla forces. As they discuss their readiness to become suicide bombers and their abiding loyalty to the unnamed “Leader” – who they are sure would never harm civilians – grisly images of past LTTE suicide bombings provide somber counterpoints. Their curiously flat affects raise the possibility that they have been brainwashed. This even-handed documentary sheds light on the reasons that the Tamil Tigers continue their bloody struggle for independence while questioning their tactics.