Full Conference Schedule for Salt Lake City 2012
Friday, November 2nd
McGillis School – 668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City
Workshop for Families
Walk–in registrations begin at 5:00pm
Lee Beckstead, Ph.D. and Hollie Hancock will co–facilitate an interactive workshop seeking to strengthen family relationships through healthy communication. It is our hope that traditionally–believing family members will feel comfortable, supported, and welcome and that all participants will leave with a greater understanding of others’ perspectives.
This workshop is approved for 2 hours of continuing education from NASW.
Circling the Wagons supports therapeutic approaches that align with the major scientific, mental–health organizations, mainly to hold an LGBTQ–affirmative viewpoint that same–sex attractions per se do not indicate a mental illness or development disorder. Read our position on Appropriate Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation
Socializing and snacks
Interview of David Knowlton, Ph.D.
Greg Rockwell will interview David Knowlton, Ph.D.. Interview will be recorded and made available on the website and via iTunes.
David Knowlton is an essayist, poet, commentator, blogger, and scholar. At Utah Valley University he is currently a professor of anthropology. As an anthropologist he has written widely about Mormon issues, especially Mormons in Latin America. He has also written on gender and sexuality. He has addressed many community groups, including Affirmation on numerous occasions, and was involved in the formation of Family Fellowship.
Saturday, November 3rd
Wasatch Presbyterian Church – 1626 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City
The One Voice Choir – "The King of Love My Shepherd Is"
Conducted by Bryan Horn
Joseph Broom – "Why I Bother"
Blogs as Invictus Pilgrim
Joseph, a Salt Lake City attorney, was formerly married and an active member of the LDS Church and is the father of 10 children. He began the process of coming out a little over two years ago and currently shares his life with his partner, Mark.
Blogs at The Weed
Josh is a marriage and family therapist from Seattle, WA. Though gay, he has been happily married to his wife, Lolly, for ten years and together they have three beautiful daughters.
Blogs as Clive Durham at Against the Wall
Allen Miller, a Salt Lake City management consultant, was formerly married and is the father of 5 children. He is active in the LGBT community and currently serves on the boards of Utah Pride and Circling the Wagons.
Moderated by Jay Jacobsen. Panelists to include Craig Mangum, John Gustav–Wrathall, Josh Weed and Steve Frei
A Parent’s Journey to Understanding Homosexuality
Moderated by Randall Thacker. Panelists include Kate and Ken Handley, Merrie and Jim Smithson, and Myrna Nielson Thacker.
The Experience of Straight Spouses
Moderated by Scott Nicholson. Panelists include Kendall Hill, Megan Anderson, Jessica Trueman and Sarah Irish Nicholson
Transparency: An Essential Step Towards Mutual Understanding
Hosted by Understanding Same–Gender Attraction ("USGA") from BYU
Authenticity as a Mormon Lesbian
Hosted by Kim Mack
President of North Star
Founder of Mormons Building Bridges
Martin & Ben Kokol
Story Sharing Meeting
The One Voice Choir – "Where Can I Turn For Peace"
Conducted by Bryan Horn
Circling the Wagons Story Sharing Meetings are conducted in the tradition of Mormon testimony meetings. The microphone is open for all attendees to share their thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Those who currently identify with the Mormon faith tradition, those who identified with it in the past and all others are encouraged to share regardless of level of belief, life–decisions, activity or sexuality.
"Each Life That Touches Ours for Good"
Sunday, November 4th
Tabernacle – North West Temple, Salt Lake City
Music & the Spoken Word
All interested in sitting with the community may meet just east of the Tabernacle at 9:00am.
First Baptist Church, Skaggs Chapel – 777 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City
President Blake Sonne
Former SLC Mission President and Area Authority Seventy
Dr. Christine Contestable
Assisting Priest of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The Reverend Curtis Price
Pastor, First Baptist Church