Student Life Events
Maternal Interventions for Ethical, Political and Spiritual Transformation
A symposium to celebrate and engage Mara Benjamin’s new book, The Obligated Self: Maternal Subjectivity and Jewish Thought (Indiana University Press, 2018). Dr. Emilie Townes, Dean and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School; Dr. Traci Levy, Associate Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University and Mara Benjamin, Irene Kaplan Leiwant Associate Professor of Jewish Studies at Mount Holyoke will investigate the maternal from feminist and womanist perspectives to offer new resources for political, ethical, and theological discourse and to address the urgent needs of the current political moment.
Yael Shy — “Waking Up the Heart: Empowering Women, Awakening Hearts”
In 2019, we celebrate the greatest number of women in elected office in U.S. history. And we experience some of the greatest threats to women’s rights in almost 50 years. How can women’s empowerment be supported by their spiritual awakening? How can spiritual practice support us in transformational times?
2019 Women of Color Trailblazers Leadership Conference
“Going Beyond Politics”
The 2019 conference will consist of workshops that focus on the topics of peer networking, professional and personal development, and leadership opportunities. Most importantly, this conference will provide a space to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women of color. Co-sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership, this year’s keynote speaker(s) will include political figures and activists who are engaged in public policy.