Schedule

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Thursday, June 22

1-5 p.m. – Conference Registration and Lodging Check In- Campus Center Greeting Hall
2-6:30 p.m. – Mennonite Women in the Shenandoah Valley History Tour

From the challenges of the Civil War, to Old Order Mennonite women entrepreneurs, to Harrisonburg’s diverse immigrant community, this bus tour with stops for interaction, includes family-style meal in Old Order Mennonite home. Space limited; pre-registration ($45) required.

5-7 p.m.- Dinner- Northlawn Cafeteria

7 p.m. – Welcome and Plenary I

Jewish Women in America: A History of Their Own.

This session will explore how Jewish women, like Mennonite women, had a singular history, shaped by religion/ethnicity, place, and gender.
Dr. Hasia Diner, New York University

9 p.m. Art Show Opening and Reception with remarks by curator Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel College

Friday, June 23

7-8:30 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. – Concurrent Panels
10-10:30 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Concurrent Panels II

12-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3 p.m. Concurrent Panels III

3-5:30 p.m. Break

5:30-8 p.m. Banquet and Plenary II

Overcoming Barriers and Building Empowerment: Stories of Anabaptist Women in India

Cynthia Peacock, South Asia Representative for Mennonite World Conference
Pre-registration for banquet required; $20 cost; space is limited.

8:30-10 p.m. Arts Performances

Saturday, June 24

7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Concurrent Panels

10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Plenary III

In Search of Women’s Histories: Crossing Space, Crossing Communities, Crossing Time

Sofia Samatar, James Madison University

12-1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30-3 p.m. Concurrent Panels

3-5 p.m. Break
3-6:45 p.m. Mennonite Women in the Shenandoah Valley History Tour

From the challenges of the Civil War, to Old Order Mennonite women entrepreneurs, to Harrisonburg’s diverse immigrant community this bus tour with stops for interaction, includes family-style meal in Old Order Mennonite home. Space limited; pre-registration ($40) required.

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner in the cafeteria

7-7:45 p.m. Wrap-Up/Responding to Conference

8 p.m. Crossing Dance Cultures: An Exploration of Race and Nationalism in Washington, DC and Moscow: Modern Dance and Ballet Performances
Katrina Toews, Director, The Washington Ballet@THEARC, Bianca Navari, Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Introduced by Kimberly Schmidt.

Sunday, June 25

8-9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
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