Brigham Young University will use the theme of knowledge and wisdom found in Isaiah 33:6 for its annual Women's Conference, scheduled April 6 and 7.
The two-day symposium, offering 26 presentations, will open at 9 a.m. in the Marriott Center with a keynote address by Marilyn Arnold, BYU professor of English and dean of graduate studies.The conference will close April 7 at 1:30 p.m. with a devotional address given by Elaine L. Jack, second counselor in the Young Women General Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Three sessions will be free and open to the public. They are:
-A fireside address, "I Speak From My Heart: The Personal Story of a Black South African Woman," by Julia N. Mavimbela, a teacher and former principal from Soweto and the past president of Women for Peace, the National Council of African Women and National Women of South Africa. Mavimbela will speak April 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center.
-A panel, "What Research Tells Us About the Lives of LDS Women," April 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Center.
-A discussion "Imaginative Interlude: Women Writers Read From Their Works," in the Wilkinson Center at 5:30 p.m. April 6.
Among the conference highlights will be subjects dealing with gender and legal justice, a male perspective of men and women in the '80s, the place of women in complex organizations, and health issues.
For more information call 378-4873.