“In transforming culture so that it supports life, women occupy a place, in thought and action, which is unique and decisive. It depends on them to promote a "new feminism" which rejects the temptation of imitating models of "male domination", in order to acknowledge and affirm the true genius of women in every aspect of the life of society, and overcome all discrimination, violence and exploitation.” Pope St. John Paul II, The Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae), 99
The Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture invites people of all walks of life to deepen their understanding of authentic femininity and masculinity in order to reclaim a culture of life.
Featured Guest Speakers Prof. Ryszard Legutko & Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.
University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105-O'Shaugnessy Education Center Auditorium (OEC). Both morning and evening sessions are free and open to the public.
The day includes a longer afternoon session, from 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm and a shorter evening session from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm. The evening session will be more of a summary of the main themes presented during the day and includes a panel discussion.
Limited seats are available for a reception and dinner with the speakers before the evening session, $50 registration required. The reception will begin at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 6:00 pm in the Rogge-Leyden Room on the third floor of the Anderson Student Center. Evening session willl follow at 7:30 pm in OEC.