￼Opening Exercises: April 5th, 4:00 p.m. at City Creek Park (110 N. State Street)
We will meet at City Creek Park where we will have a welcome, opening prayer, and hymn before walking together to Temple Square. City Creek Park is located at the northeast intersection of North Temple and State Street.
Standby Line: 4:30 p.m. at Temple Square (50 W. North Temple)
We will leave City Creek Park as a group, walking to Temple Square and will wait in the standby ticket line for admittance to the priesthood session. If admitted to the session, we will respectfully attend and will follow the ushers to sit together. Following the session, we will return to City Creek Park. If we are turned away from the session, we will immediately return to City Creek Park. Ordain Women organizers will keep everyone informed with up-to-date plans and information.
Thank You & Closing Remarks: 6:00 p.m./8:00 p.m. at City Creek Park (110 N. State Street)
If we are not admitted to the session, we will return to City Creek Park at approximately 6:00 p.m. There we will listen to the session on live-stream. If we are admitted to the session, we will return to City Creek Park following the end of the session at around 8:00 p.m. In either event, we will end the evening at City Creek Park where we will have another prayer and hymn, before departing. Feel free to stay after and discuss the experience.
ADDITIONAL ACTION INFORMTATION
The following individuals are OW Spokeswomen: April Young Bennett, Debra Jenson, Kate Kelly, Suzette Smith, Chelsea Shields Strayer, Hannah Wheelwright, Nancy Ross, Heather Olson Beal, and Lorie Winder.
Please refer a reporter to an OW spokeswomen when: you do not want to talk to a reporter; if a reporter asks you a question you don’t know how to answer; or if anyone asks you about official OW positions or strategies. When speaking to reporters, speak from personal experience, use “I” statements like, “In my opinion,” “In my experience,” or “I think/want/feel.”
· speak on behalf of OW (including discussing OW plans, strategies, or positions)
· use sarcasm or speak contemptuously of the Church
∙ describe this action as a “protest” (acceptable terms include: action, event, attending priesthood session, or demonstration)
Remember, you cannot ask reporters to ignore/not report/forget/keep off-record something you have already said; reporters will not comply and they do not have to. If any reporters or camera people are in the vicinity, anything you say may be recorded. Make sure to only say things you would feel comfortable seeing in print attributed to you. You will be photographed. You may wear sunglasses, or do your hair differently than usual, but you may not prevent media from using images of you taken at a public event. Maintain a dignified image at all times.
To prepare yourself to answer basic questions, please read our event Q&A here.
If attendees, particularly males standing waiting in line, appear to act or act threatening to you, use conciliatory and calm body language/tone. Trust your instincts and end the interaction if de-escalation isn’t working. Above all, maintain your own safety.
This is an event organized by Ordain Women and organizers will make sure that participants represent the group appropriately. There will be no signs allowed and no tirades against the Church. Participants should wear their Sunday best.
You can also view a PDF version of the Ordain Women Action Training here.