WED JUNE 21
5:15 - 6:00 PM
Wine and Cheese, Socializing
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Panel Discussion, Program
THE ARCH AT CHATHAM
617 E. North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
As a leader in community development, Global Orphan Foundation invites you to our Strong Women = Strong Communities event. This will be a chance to network with other community leaders, discuss global issues of gender equality and women’s health, and learn about GOF’s newest program Camp My Moment.
Camp My Moment addresses the issues faced by young women living in orphanages in Nicaragua and introduces them to concepts of gender equality and reproductive freedom and encourages them to become leaders in their communities.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Women's Issues Here and Abroad
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CEO & President,
As a former executive at Kiwanis International, Christina worked to strengthen and support communities across the globe. Her work taught Christina something very important: communities thrive when they have active, engaged citizens collaborating for the greater good.
Christina brought that experience home to Indiana serving two terms in the Indiana General Assembly. Most recently, Christina ran for Indiana Lieutenant Governor. While unsuccessful, she did earn the endorsement of almost every newspaper in the state, and accolades from leader on all sides of the aisle.
Currently, Christina is President and CEO of Leadership Indianapolis and a columnist for Indiana Business Journal and Howey Politics Indiana and regularly appears on Inside INdiana Business and IN Focus. She serves on the boards of Indiana Humanities, Heartland Film, Film Indy, the Domestic Violence Network, Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Indiana Latino Commission, and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis.
Co-president, Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice
Carolyn Meagher (pronounced mayer) is the co-president for the Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice. Concerned about public health policies and prosecutions in Indiana, Carolyn and board members collaborated with local and national organizations in support of Hoosiers, Bei Bei Shuai and Purvi Patel. Both were South Asian women who were prosecuted for the outcomes of their pregnancies.
In 2009, Carolyn was awarded the Dr. Stella Boyd Award for service and were heartened to discover the framework of reproductive justice. It began with the invitation of Loretta Ross to present for their nonprofit annual dinner. At that dinner, she introduced Eleanor Roosevelt’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the timeline of reproductive injustice suffered by African American women through the legacy of slavery.
Carolyn has facilitated comprehensive sexuality education for children and adolescents in congregations and an Indy community center and has also conducted sexuality education trainings nationwide. Ensuring that children and youth receive sex positive messages and accurate sexuality information is an ongoing pursuit.
As a clinical research specialist, Carolyn has coordinated projects in contraception access and support for teen parents.
Women's History Professor,
Dr. Jaye Lee Rogers is a Professor of History and has taught at Anderson University since 1996. She earned degrees from New Mexico State University and the Union Institute. Her fields of specialty include the history of American diplomacy; American 20th century history; Women’s Studies; and the history of the non-Western world, including China, Japan, Russia, and Latin America. Her research includes an extensive study of African-American and white missionary women who served in central Africa in the early 20th century; the challenges facing American diplomats from German anti-Semitism in the 1930s; and, most recently, the reciprocal relationship between the British and American women’s suffrage movements in the late 19th – early 20th century.
Peace Corps Volunteer,
Chelsea Macek’s passion to serve others first ignited through a trip to Costa Rica at the age of 18 through her studies at Anderson University—and this passion shows no sign of burning out. After graduating with a B.A. in 2010, Chelsea was invited to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Nicaragua. Working in the Agriculture and Food Security sector, Chelsea carried out diverse programming at a grass-roots level, working directly with Nicaraguan national agencies, international non-profits, women’s groups, schools, local farmers, and community leaders. Over the course of three years living in Nicaragua, Chelsea both witnessed and experienced the vast gender inequalities and violence towards women present in everyday life.