Opening Session (10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.)
Opening Remarks - Kevin Davis Speaker - Rene Frost Musical Number Speaker - Mindy Christensen - Break - Q & A Discussion with LGBT/SSA/Ally Panel
Lunch (12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.)
Closing Session (1:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.)
ALL Friends & Family Choir Keynote Speakers - Richard & Claudia Bushman Keynote Q & A Discussion Closing Remarks - Bryce Cook
Richard & Claudia Bushman
Richard Bushman, a respected American historian, is the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University. He is well known for his path-breaking and prize winning books; among them From Puritan to Yankee: Character and Social Order in Connecticut,1690-1765; , The Refinement of America: Persons, Houses, Cities, and Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling.) He served as the Howard W. Hunter Visiting Professor in Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University and helped establish the Richard Lyman Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia. He is an editor of the Joseph Smith Paper Project and is currently co-chair of The Mormon Arts Center Festival to be held in New York City from June 28 to July 1 this year. Bushman’s church service includes servicing as bishop, stake president, patriarch and temple sealer.
Claudia Bushman, also an American historian, has taught at many universities, most recently Columbia University and Claremont Graduate University. She has written fifteen books about nineteenth-century America; many about Mormons and women. Some of her books include Mormon Sisters: Women in Early Utah, Contemporary Mormonism: Latter-day Saints in Modern America and Mormon Women Have Their Say. Together with her husband, Bushman co-authored Building the Kingdom of God in America. In 1974 she became the founding editor of the magazine Exponent II and in 2002 she was named New York Mother of the Year.
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