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Women's Symposium:
For the Common Good


In 2010, 36 million women dedicated 4.7 billion hours of service to communities across the country ("Volunteering in America," 2011). Why? This year’s For the Common Good Women’s Symposium delves into the question of why women choose to give so generously of their time and the impact it has on the quality of life and the security of citizens in the United States and around the world. Beth Forkner Moe, executive director, United Way of the Greater Winona Area will set the stage in her opening address. The keynote by Sister Tierney Trueman, OSF will provide an inside look at the work of faith-based organizations. She will highlight one of the Sisters of Saint Francis ministries which provides education for approximately 1,000 girls: Colegio Santa Francisca Romana in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Date:
April 12, 2012

Location:
Toner Center – President’s Room, Lounge, Dining Facility, and the McEnery Center. Registration location – Toner Center Lounge

Cost:
SMU students - no cost; Other college & high school students - $10; All others - $30

Agenda:

3:30 - 4:00 pm    Registration Open & Reception
     
4:00 - 4:30 pm    

Opening Address: "Volunteerism"

Beth Forkner Moe, executive director, United Way of the Greater Winona Area will set the stage for the conversation in her opening address. She will discuss how volunteerism, particularly that of women, benefits communities, organizations and the volunteers themselves. She will share research about why women volunteer and how volunteerism differs by gender, and offer examples of how volunteering can actually change society.

     
4:40 - 5:30 pm   Breakout session 1
     
5:35 - 6:25 pm   Breakout session 2
     
6:30 - 8:00 pm  

Dinner and Keynote Address: "Faith-Based Service"

Sister Tierney Trueman, OSF will provide an inside look at the work of faith-based organizations by highlighting one of the Sisters of Saint Francis ministries, in Bogotá, Colombia. In 1963, the doors were opened for the first students at Colegio Santa Francisca Romana. Two years later, the school population grew to 350 students and today the school annually provides education for approximately 1,000 girls.

Breakout Sessions

Attendees will participate in two of the three sessions.

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