Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality 20th Anniversary Celebration


  • Vanderbilt Divinity School 411 21st Avenue South Nashville, TN 37240

Over the last 20 years, the Carpenter Program at Vanderbilt Divinity School has enabled thoughtful, substantive and informed dialogue about pressing and complex moral questions: family planning and abortion, faith and LGBTQI identities, sexual violence, roles of women in religious leadership, family structure, and more.

This conference will highlight the remarkable work of 20 years of VDS alums whose work has been informed by the Carpenter Program. 20 YEARS AND COUNTING will be a catalyst for strengthening our connections, amplifying our individual and collective work, and envisioning the work to come. Scholars, activists, clergy, non-profit leaders, students and artists will gather together for panels and workshops, generative roundtable discussions, shared meals, and an celebratory reception. It will be a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from each other across disciplines and professions.

Rev. Jennifer Bailey, an alum of the Carpenter will be featured on a panel New Forms of Activism on Friday, April 1 at 1:30pm.