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Georgetown Hosts Ambassador Verveer to Discuss Women in Leadership in the Church and the World

March 22, 2012

WHO:
  • Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues
  • Kathleen Dolphin, PBVM, Director of the Center for Spirituality at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
  • M. Cathleen Kaveny, Professor of Law and Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • Sr. Mary Bourdon, RJM, Director of Washington Middle School for Girls
WHAT:

To celebrate Women's History Month and its recognition by the United Nations, the Woodstock Theological Center is gathering key thinkers and leaders for a conversation about empowering the next generation of women. In addition to addressing critical issues facing women around the world today, it will focus attention on the stated commitment of the Society of Jesus to listen to the experience of women and align themselves in solidarity.

SESSION I: GLOBAL WOMEN'S ISSUES: EMPOWERING A NEW GENERATION
Ambassador Melanne Verveer
Response by Kathleen Dolphin, PBVM

SESSION II: THE GRACE OF FEMINISM: CAN THEOLOGY ENABLE WOMEN'S RIGHTS?
M. Cathleen Kaveny
Response by Sr. Mary Bourdon, RJM

WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Auditorium
Georgetown University
37 & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
SPONSORS: Georgetown Woodstock Theological Center
Georgetown Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Georgetown University Vice President of Mission and Ministry's Office
Georgetown University Women's Center
Georgetown University Department of Theology
Georgetown University LGBTQ Center
COVERAGE: Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Pugh at (202) 687-4328 or rmp47@georgetown.edu for details on coverage and access. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
CONTACT:

Rachel Pugh
(202) 687-4328
rmp47@georgetown.edu

Saturday Contact:

Ally Bonn
(415) 235-1272
aeb97@georgetown.edu

 

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