Small Acts, Big Impacts – MWEG Conference

Join us on March 26, 2022 for our annual MWEG Conference as we explore how our small acts can have big impacts. Women have the power to truly transform their communities and our nation to be more peaceful, ethical, and just. Each of us has a part to play — come discover yours.

In-person and virtual options available. The in-person event will be held at Utah Valley University. Appropriate COVID precautions will be taken in accordance with current local conditions.


8:30 Check-in begins for in-person attendees

9:00 Welcome

9:15  Keynote Speaker // Nubia Peña
An Invitation to Reframe: Accessing Your Power to Lead 

10:15 Block 1 Workshops

Michelle Love-Day — Calm in the Middle of the Storm
Kristin Andrus — Moving from Individual Acts of Service to Advocacy for Systemic Change
Their Story is Our Story (TSOS) Panel  Making Space: Welcoming the Newcomer

11:30 Block 2 Workshops

Melinda Brown — Take Heart, Take Care, Take Action 
Katie Wright — Redistricting Reform: Giving Power Back to Voters
School Board Panel —The Heart of a Community: Building School Boards that Sustain Peaceful and Cooperative Citizenry

12:25 Lunch Break

1:00 Plenary Speaker // Lisa Argyle
The Political is Personal: Building the Beloved Community by Embracing Political Differences

2:10 Block 3 Workshops

Meredith Gardner — Making an Impact by Staying Connected with the News
Anna Thomas — Ethical Influencing: Harnessing Power and Privilege to Advocate Responsibly for Yourself and Others
College Student Panel — Beyond Likes: Moving from Online Advocacy to Real-world Activism

3:15 Closing Remarks // Emma Petty Addams and Jennifer Walker Thomas

3:30 Post conference mingle and networking hosted by the MWEG Utah chapter


  • Small Acts, Big Impacts:
    March 26, 2022 - March 27, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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