The Round Table plans to meet throughout 2011 and will invite different guests to participate each month. Below is our working schedule of topics and subtopics, which we’ll continue to adjust as we move forward. We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions. Contact us at table.round.the at gmail dot com.
An Introduction to The Round Table
Defining Experiences of Mormon Womanhood
February: “Mind the Gaps” (Doctrine and Culture)
Guest Introduction: “A Good Mormon Girl”
Principles, Practices, and Preferences
Stereotypes and Subject Positions
Claiming a Personal Identity
Navigating Social Tensions
Hindsight and Hope
Does History Repeat Itself?
A Mother’s Place
Equally Shared Parenting
Challenges faced by single women
Challenges faced by widowed women
Rethinking the Mormon paradigm of motherhood
Integrating domestic and non-domestic pursuits
The many faces of motherhood
August: Mormon theology of womanhood
September: Female spiritual power
Restoration era teachings/practices
Developing/exercising spiritual gifts
October: Female institutional power
What does equal partnership look like at church?
Authority: the priesthood question
Sisters in the mission field
November: Mormon Sisterhood
Relief Society; past, present, future
Challenges and benefits of local sisterhood
Challenges and benefits of worldwide sisterhood
December: Rising generations
Primary: What do our young girls need? What are they getting?
YW: What do our adolescent girls need? What are they getting?
Concerns and hopes for future generations