Back in August of 2012, I (Hannah Wheelwright) started organizing Feminist FHE in Provo, Utah. I started by posting on the Young Mormon Feminists facebook group each Sunday the time, location, and topic of discussion for that week’s FHE. We meet from 8:30-10:30pm and have discussed topics such as Mormon women and agency, Heavenly Mother, the gender pay gap and other workplace gender discrimination issues, LGBT topics and feminism, polygamy, and many other subjects. 10-15 people consistently attend, with as many at 30-35 attending on popular nights. It is not in any way endorsed or organized by the LDS Church- I’ve simply appropriated the name “FHE” because we are a gathering of people interested in discussing Mormonism and feminism. Many of us are BYU students, but it is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Since the success of this Feminist FHE, other young Mormon feminists have expressed interest in organizing Feminist FHE’s in their local areas. If you live in one of these areas, contact the person listed and let them know. If you live in an area not listed below and you want to be the point person for organizing a gathering in your area, email youngmormonfeminists AT gmail DOT com, and I will add your contact info below!
Washington D.C. Feminist FHE:
Jennifer Assily- email@example.com
Colorado Springs, Colorado Feminist FHE:
Rachael Babiracki – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boise, Idaho Feminist FHE:
Necia Hunter – email@example.com
Logan, Utah Feminist FHE:
Megan Howarth- firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake City, Utah Feminist FHE:
Jessica Swensen- email@example.com
Provo, Utah Feminist FHE:
If you’re interested in hosting a Provo-based Feminist FHE, please contact us at youngmormonfemininsts at gmail.com