Thursday October 15

4:00pm – 6:00pm: Registration

6:30pm – 7:45pm: 2015 Harkness Lecture with Dr. Melissa M. Wilcox
“A Sacred, Powerful Woman Housed in a Man’s Body”: Complexities of Gender and Religion in the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence”
(Free & Open to the Public) 

7:45pm – 8:45pm Opening Reception for Multi-Faith Transgender Summit
Opening Welcome by 2015 Trans* Seminarians Cohort
(Free & Open to the Public) 

Friday October 16

8:00am Breakfast / Registration

9:00am – 10:15am Keynote: Gabriel Foster

10:30am – 12:00pm Session Block 1

  • Caitlyn And Others – On Icons, Sex Objects, And The Trans Experience Vicki Gray
  • Transgender Liberation and the Bible – PSR Instructors: Dr. Yii-Jan Lin, Schmian Evans & Justin Tanis
  • Vocational Pathways for Transgender People of Faith – Leslie Carole Taylor

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm – 3:00pm Session Block 2

  • A God who Looks Like Us – Discovering and Accessing the Gender-Bending Divine – Kai Koumatos
  • Ordination: Challenges and Possibilities – Congregational Representatives
  • Academic Paper Presentations:
    • “Disrupting the Binary: Creating a Transgender and Gender Creative Hermeneutic” Katy E. Valentine, Ph.D
    • “Trans* Jewish Theology” Rabbi Dr. Levi Alter
    • “Two Spirits, Three Genders, For All The People” Luccia Jalila Rogers, Ph.D.

3:00pm-3:30pm: Break

3:30pm – 4:45pm Session Block 3

  • Growth and TRANSformation in Religious Leadership—led by 2015 Cohort
  • The Wheel of the YearRabbi Dr. Levi Alter

4:45pm – 6:45pm Dinner on your own

7:00pm Interfaith Worship Service

Saturday October 17

8:00am Breakfast / Transit to City of Refuge from PSR

10:00am – 10:30 am Opening / Welcome

10:30am – 11:45am Keynote: Valerie Spencer

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 1:15pm: Centering Session

1:15pm – 2:45pm Community Action Forum: Confronting Violence Against Transgender Communities
(Free & Open to the Public) 

2:45pm – 3:00pm Break

3:00pm pm- 4:45pm Action Forum Breakout Sessions
Sessions will focus on current organizing efforts locally and nationally, art & healing activities, resourcing/funding projects and solidarity work.
(Free & Open to the Public) 

4:45pm-5:00pm Break

5:00 – 5:30 Closing Ritual/ Worship

5:30 Transit Back to PSR