Program posted by: WomenExplore Lecture & Discussion Forum/ Theological Opportunities Program
Posted on: March 7, 2013
WomenExplore Lecture and Discussion Forum was started 40 years ago as the Theological Opportunities Program of Harvard Divinity School. In the past 8 years it has become an independent nonprofit organization, not affiliated with any religious or educational institution. It is an open feminist collaborative group that plans two lecture series a year: fall and spring. The current spring 2013 series title is "What Does this 'Wild and Precious Life' Demand Of Us?" with 10 sessions on Thursdays, held at space in University Lutheran Church. The first lecture is on Thursday 3/14, "Are Altruism and Empathy Innate, Taught, or Caught?" Each session is anchored by a lecture by a leading speaker in the field preceded by short, prepared introductory remarks about the meaning of the topic in an individual's life (often a WomenExplore Advisory Board member).
WomenExplore welcomes participation in its collaborative lecture planning process. Lectures are held from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (with a fee of $15 individual). All are welcome to join the process of planning upcoming series (no fee for participating in planning) from 1:45 - 3:45 after the lectures. Planning sessions are facilitated by the Executive Director with provided, democratic format. We will be planning the Spring 2014 series this spring. Dates of planning sessions, held from 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm at the University Lutheran Church are: 3/14, 3/21, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16 and 5/23. It is strongly recommended that participants in the planning process attend at least one forum session, to get a feel for the lecture series and its participants.
Planning the feminist lecture series is an intellectual way to engage with other participants about issues of concern to progressive men and women. Join us!
Planning sessions are held directly following the WomenExplore Lecture and Discussion Forum sessions on Thursdays at 1:45 pm. Please see the full schedule for the Spring 2013 series at www.womenexplore.org