Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Light lunch provided beginning at 11:45
It has been nearly 25 years since 2000+ theologians, clergy, and laity assembled at the first Re-Imagining: A Global Theological Conference By Women: For Men and Women, to address injustices to women and promote equal partnership with men at all levels of religious life. Join us for a conversation with historian Dr. Sara M. Evans and feminist theologian Dr. Sherry Jordon introduce the new Re-Imagining Community web portal and facilitate a conversation on the future of the Re-Imagining Movement.
In addition to this discussion, Dr. Evans will provide a history of the Re-Imagining movement in a program at the Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein Library Room 153) on Tuesday, April 18, at 4:00 pm.
Co-Sponsored with the Sallie Bingham Center by the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke; the Duke Divinity School; the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University; the Duke University Chapel; the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South.
More information about the Re-Imagining conference and movement can be found in the collections of Duke University's Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture. Read about the papers of one of the organizers of the conference, Reverend Jean Audrey Powers, in this Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library blog post from April 2015.
Sara M. Evans
University of Minnesota
Sara Evans is Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of History Emerita at the University of Minnesota. Her research has focused on the history of American feminism as a social movement and its relationship to a variety of related movements for equal rights. Since the mid-1960s she has been engaged with the Civil Rights, anti-war, and feminist movements and her scholarship has been inspired by questions posed by those movements. Her books include Personal Politics: The Roots of Women’s Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left, Free Spaces: Sources of Democratic Change in America (with Harry Boyte), Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America, Wage Justice: Comparable Worth and the Paradox of Technocratic Change (with Barbara J. Nelson), and Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century’s End. She has served in editorial positions with Feminist Studies and the Journal of American History; and has received grants from the ACLS, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the Kellogg Foundation and the Bush Foundation.
Her collected papers are held by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture in Duke University's Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
St. Thomas University
Dr. Sherry Jordon was awarded her Ph.D in Theology from Yale in 1995, and is currently a Professor of Theology at St. Thomas University. She specializes in historical philosophy, the Reformation, and Women’s Studies. Jordon has served on the Lay Representative, MN Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, United Methodist Church (1994-2003) where she interviewed candidates for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. She is also a member of the American Academy of Religion.
Dr. Jordon's print and audio materials documenting the Re-Imagining Movement are held by Duke University's Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.