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Benedictine University's 14th Annual Faith and Reason Symposium presents:

"She Opens Her Mouth With Wisdom: The World of Women"

Friday, April 24, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Goodwin 321, Kindlon 5th Floor
Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and
The Department of History, Philosophy and Theology.
For more information, contact Kristien Nestoras at or (630) 829-6250.

Featured Guest

Keynote Speaker: Lynette Jackson, Ph.D. Assoicate Professor, UIC

Lynette JacksonDr. Jackson is engaged in social justice and human rights activism, with a particular focus on the human rights of women and girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered peoples in Africa. She serves on the Chicago Committee of Human Rights Watch, the World Refugee Day planning committee and held previous board memberships on Heartland Alliance's Human Care Services and Vanavevhu: Children of the Soil, an organization that caters to orphans and vulnerable children from Zimbabwe.


Schedule of Events
 8:00 - 9:00  Check -in & Continental Breakfast - Goodwin 321
 9:00 - 9:05  Welcome: Dr. Vince Gaddis
 9:05 - 11:30  Faculty Panel
 11:45 - 12:45  Lunch & Keynote Address - Kindlon 5th Floor
 1:00 - 3:30  Alumni Panel
 3:30 - 5:00  Wine & Cheese Reception

Steven Burgess, Ph.D.

Rita George-Tvrtkovich, Ph.D.

Peter Huff, Ph.D.

Sue Mikula, Ph.D.

Tammy Sarver, Ph.D.


Lisa Goldsberry

Tiff Pua

Alex Rose

Ghazel Shafiei, M.D.