We held our Virtual Conference on March 28, 2020, and were so inspired by the information, experiences, and messages shared by the speakers! We are working on getting all of the video recordings of the presentations uploaded and available for all who attended the conference.
We will also be selling passes to those who missed the live conference, but would still like to see all of the sessions. Click the "register" button above for more details.
In 1976, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, our conference keynote speaker, penned the now-famous phrase "well-behaved women seldom make history." She did not mean to suggest that only extreme actions and behaviors matter, only that they are the ones that get acknowledged in written history. She believes, as does MWEG, that ordinary people can have an impact, if they are willing to take action. Over the course of our conference, we will hear from speakers sharing ways both big and small that each of us can make a meaningful difference in our communities.
Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring women of faith to be ambassadors of peace who transcend partisanship and courageously advocate for ethical government.
We invite conference participants to empower themselves by learning additional strategies for promoting legal and ethical governance. On both local and national levels, MWEG encourages women to develop skills to further promote peacemaking in our society.
*Note: Mormon Women for Ethical Government is a private organization and is not affiliated with or endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We do, however, fully sustain, honor, and support the Church’s doctrines and leaders.
MWEG SPRING CONFERENCE 2020
"Well-Behaved Women CAN Make History"
Co-Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethics, Utah Valley University
Featuring Keynote Speaker Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
*All times referenced are Mountain Standard Time
MWEG Woman of Valor Award:
Presented by Linda Hoffman Kimball, MWEG Founder
Keynote Speaker: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard Professor,"Well-Behaved Women CAN Make History!"
Grab your favorite snack, take a bathroom break, rejoin us at 12:30 for our Plenary Speaker:
"The Way of Openness: Conventions for Productive Dialogue" — Melissa Wei-Tsing Inouye, Professor at University of Auckland, New Zealand
First Block Workshops
"Your Personal Narrative, A Powerful Tool in Advocacy" — Patti Cook, Action Utah
"Immigration Today" — Geidy A. Achecar, J.D.
"Practical Peacemaking, From Facebook to Face- to-Face"
-Sharlee Mullins Glenn, MWEG Founder
-Maysa Kergaye, Islamic Speaker's Bureau
-Thomasania "Tommie" Leydsman, M.Ed.
Question and Answer Session with each speaker will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Third Block Workshops
"Mayors Panel" — Jenney Rees, Cedar Hills; Julie Fullmer, Vineyard; Dawn Ramsey, South Jordan.
"Burnout and Empathic Distress in the Age of the 24 Hours News Cycle."- Dr. Veronika Tait
"Op-Ed 101" — Heather Sundahl, Mormon Women & Leadership Project
Question and Answer Session will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Second Block Workshops
"Latter-day Saints as Leaders of Women's Activism: A Historical Perspective." — Neylan McBaine, CEO of Better Days 2020
"Refugees: Hunker & Bunker or Tend & Befriend"
-Amy Dott Harmer, Exec. Director, Serve Refugees
"Environmental Stewardship" - Shannon Ellsworth, LDS Earth Stewardship Board
Question and Answer Sessions with each speaker will begin at 11:45 a.m.
Fourth Block Workshops
"Quill Project" — Mary Nelson and Kiana McAllister, UVU's Center for Constitutional Studies
"School as a Relational Space: Just Us Parents Advocating for Inclusion"- Alexi Bradley, LaShawn Williams, and Tamu Smith
Question and Answer Session will begin at 3:00 p.m.
Brief Closing Remarks
Emma Petty Addams, MWEG Executive Director