We Will Sing and Not Be Silent: Women, Faith Traditions, and Leadership

Main Library

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  • We WIll Sing

A multi-faith event dedicated to discussing women’s role in faith, particularly in regard to gender equality in leadership. This event is free and open to the public.


Keynote Address: “Women’s History: the Struggle Against Exclusion”
Theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether will open the symposium, with an introduction given by Salt Lake Tribune reporter and KCPW host Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Multi-Faith Panel Discussion: Gender Equality and Faith Traditions—Issues of Justice
  • Womanpriest Victoria Rue
  • Chelsea Shields Strayer (spokeswoman for Ordain Women)
  • Maeera Shreiber, Member of Board of Trustees of Congregation Kol Ami and Chair of the Jewish Studies Initiative at the U of U
  • Maysa Kergaye, Utah Islamic Speaker’s Bureau

    Film Screening: Pink Smoke over the Vatican (90 minutes)
    Discussion after the film: womanpriest Janice Sevre-Duzcynska and Fr. Roy Bourgeois will participate and moderate the discussion. Janice appears in the film, and Roy is the “laicized priest” who has taken a public stand for women’s ordination in the Catholic Church and also appears in the film.

    Major funding for this event is provided by the University of Utah College of Social Work and the College of Humanities, including the following departmental programs: International Studies, Religious Studies and Languages and Literature.

    This event is also sponsored in part by the University of Utah's interdisciplinary Gender Studies Program, the Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, the Office for Equity and Diversity, the LGBT Resource Center, the Women's Resource Center, as well as The Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and the University of Utah Press.

    Location: Main Library Auditorium

    Contact Information: 801-524-8200