Women's Reunion

Commencement 2010 kicked off a year-long celebration of eight decades of women at Yale Divinity School, and that celebration continues in October with a variety of exciting events planned for Convocation and Reunions. The celebration, entitled Honoring the Past, Challenging the Future, promises to make this year’s Convocation an historic occasion, and all YDS alumni are warmly invited to attend.  YDS graduated its first women students in the 1930s.

→Read the stories of two of the first women graduates of YDS


2:00 p.m.  Home from the Journey: Gathering and Remembering.
Margaret Farley, Joan Forsberg, and Emilie Townes
Marquand Chapel

5-6:00 p.m.      Story Corps: Let Us Capture Your YDS Memories and Impressions
Commuter Lounge
Spend a few minutes with our videographer so that we can record your story
for our archives.

Tuesday, October 12

7:30 a.m.  Panel Discussion—YDS Women: Generations of Faith and Witness
Ann Hallisey, Myra McNeill, Jenny Ott, Jessica Anschutz, Bernice Cosey Pulley
Kate Latimer, and Shelley Best
Neibuhr Hall

9:00 a.m.  Worship: We've Come This Far by Faith (Honoring the Past)
A service of multiple women's voices to honor the past, remember those who blazed trails, and celebrate our re-union.
Marquand Chapel

12:00 p.m. Alumni Awards Luncheon
Among the awardees, three women leaders: Nancy Jo Kemper '67 B.D., Barbara Lundblad '79 M.Div., Lillian Daniel '93 M.Div., and our most senior alumnae from the 1940s and 1950s, and the Class of 1960's 50th reunion.
Old Refectory

5-6:00 p.m. Story Corps: Let Us Capture Your YDS Memories and Impressions
Commuter Lounge
Spend a few minutes with our videographer so that we can record your story
for our archives.

6:00 p.m. Community Shalom Meal: Bread for the Journey
Serene Jones, leader Old Refectory

8:00 p.m. Her Lamp Does Not Go Out: Celebrating Women and Creativity
Trinity Church on the Green, downtown, Temple at Chapel Street
Sponsored by the Yale  Institute of Sacred Music
NOTE: Transportation to Trinity Church and return will be available;
departure from YDS main entrance at 7:30 p.m. and return from
Trinity Church to YDS after the performance at 9:15 p.m.

9:00 a.m. Worship: Can I Get a Witness?  (Challenging the Future)
Marquand Chapel
Marcia Y. Riggs,  preacher, and the J. Erskine Love Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary

12:00 p.m. Pizza Lunch
Common Room

12:00 p.m. Eight Decades of Women at Yale Divinity School Presentation
and Pizza Lunch Niebuhr Hall
Martha Smalley, Special Collections Librarian & Curator of the Day
Missions Collection

12:30 p.m. The Journey is Home
 Caucuses and Interest Groups:
Parish Ministry S-100
Chaplaincy Broholm Seminar Rm- 2nd Flr
Social Advocacy/Non-Profit Leadership Broholm Seminar Rm- 2nd Flr
Women in Higher Education South Quad Seminar Rm-2nd Flr
LGBTQ Jonathan Edwards Dining Room
Women of Color Wood Seminar Room- 1st Flr
Catholic Women Common Room
Retired Women Common Room

7:30 p.m. Screening of the film “You Can’t Sing It for Them: Continuity, Change, and
a Church Musician”, a film by Jacqueline Richard and Margot Fassler
Niebuhr Hall

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