Indiana Chapter Americans United For Separation of Church and StateIndiana Chapter Americans United For Separation of Church and State-Sunday, April 21, 6:30 pm, Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 East 29th Street, Indianapolis. Program: In Search of a New Christian Sexual Ethic (Reproductive Rights, Health, Liberty, and Justice in a Red State). Presenters: Carolyn Meagher and Sue Ellen Braunlin,MD. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. For more information call Matthew Barron at 317 361 7876
Speaker Bios: After completing her degree in social studies, Carolyn Meagher worked 6 years in human resources and currently is the Administrative Assistant at First Congregational UCC. After medical school and residency at IU Medical School, Sue Ellen Braunlin worked as an anesthesiologist at St. Vincent Hospital for 25 years. She also served many years on the board of the International School of Indiana and currently serves on the board of Indiana Coalition for Reproductive Justice. Sue Ellen is enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at IUPUI. For more information call Matthew Barron at 317 361 7876.
Carolyn and Sue Ellen are co-presidents of the Indiana Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice and HAPA, Health Access Privacy Alliance. They each chaired and served on the Board of Education and Growth for many years at First Congregational, UCC (FCC),Indianapolis. Carolyn and Sue Ellen are certified Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith (OWL) trainers and they launched an OWL program at FCC Indianapolis for PreK through grade 12 in 2000. They hosted four teacher trainings, resulting in certification of over 50 leaders for OWL programs at FCC Indianapolis and around the country, and are involved with evaluating the effectiveness of OWL programs. They have given presentations and consultations for other churches, church conferences, synagogues, nursery schools, and, as collaborators of a three person team, lead two weekly classes for youth at the Concord Community Center in the near south side of Indianapolis. For the Spirit and Place festival in 2011, the partners collaborated on a theatrical presentation of personal stories surrounding reproductive challenges. Another of their projects was the worship service for the Prevention First rally at the Indiana statehouse. They continue to advocate for legislative policy changes.