Buiding Bridges of Understanding: Women's Leadership Conference
Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
San Rafael, CA
Building Bridges of Understanding Series 2013 Presents:
Women’s Leadership, Faith Traditions, Social Justice: The Roots of Women’s Leadership
Session Three: Women’s Leadership and Global Awareness
In this session, you will engage with women at the forefront of creative approaches to providing education, family services, environmental stewardship, and effective self-care practices for people of all ages across the globe. This program provides opportunities to:
- Explore the relationship between creative expression and community service
- Learn valuable practices for living and working with integrity and heart
- Network with a broad spectrum of women of diverse backgrounds and interests
Featuring the following women in conversation
Sr. Elizabeth Padilla, Program Manager for the Anubhuti Mediation & Retreat Center administered by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization (BKWSO), designs and facilitates retreats, seminars and workshops on such topics as Stress Management, Healing Relationships, Self Empowerment and Forgiveness. She is now fulfilling her life’s dream by reaching the heart and spirit though her songs and work.
Dr. Lois Merriweather Moore is Vice President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Millennium Scholars Alumni Advisory Council. She is an Adjunct Professor in the International & Multicultural Education Department of USF. Her field of interest is educational empowerment with a global perspective on social justice. As part of a Harvard University program, she traveled to Cairo, Egypt, to observe The Association for the Protection of the Environment.
Deborah Santana is an author, philanthropist, advocate for peace and social justice, and mother of three. In 2008 Ms. Santana founded Do A Little, a donor-advised fund at the San Francisco Foundation that supports women and girls in the areas of health, education and happiness. She has received many awards, supports varied organizations, and has traveled widely, encountering everyone from Nelson Mandela to young school girls in Kenya.
Ethel Seiderman is nationally recognized for her creative approaches to childcare and family, establishing cooperative nursery schools tied to parent education programs. Her exemplary Parents Service Project provides workshops, support groups, respite care, and family events, all of which contribute to enhance the leadership and sense of competency of low income families from diverse backgrounds.
A portion of the proceeds from registration will go to Amnesty International, in support of their work on behalf of women around the world.
This event is intended for men and women of all ages and faiths.
Please see ias.org/buildingbridges/womens-leadership-and-global-awareness/ for more details.
When & Where
The Building Bridges of Understanding Series
Building Bridges of Understanding Series (now in its 12th year), is a cooperative and educational program of the International Association of Sufism and Dominican University of California, Humanities Department, sponsored by Marin’s faith traditions and partially funded by the Marin Community Foundation. Members of the Program Committee are representatives from Marin’s faith traditions, and have been collaborating to bring the Building Bridges of Understanding series to Northern California communities for over a decade.