Contemporary Speech Competition Winner

Lisa Thwing: “Safe Church?”

lisa Lisa Thwing spent most of her growing up years in Holyoke, Massachusetts. She graduated from Holyoke High School, Boston University, and Andover Newton Theological School. Lisa is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She served churches in Massachusetts, New York state, and Vermont. She retired in 1996. She discovered Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc., this past May, and has been attending the Thursday evening Women’s Discussion Group there ever since. She finds great joy in spending time with family, especially when she gets to play with her grandnieces and nephews. Her speech shines a light on the journey of taking risks to use her voice in the wake of abuse.

Lisa will be speaking during session which runs from 5:45-7pm. We hope to see you all there!


The 2nd Annual
Celebration of Speech

Saturday, March 8, 2014
First Churches Sanctuary
129 Main St., Northampton, MA

12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Doors open at 11:45 am
Dessert Reception 8:00 pm – 9:00pm

In honor of International Women’s Day, Women’s Voices Worldwide, Inc. invites you to visit downtown Northampton, MA to witness a celebration of women’s speech from past to present. Through historic re-enactments, contemporary speeches, musical performances, and a celebratory reception, people of all ages and backgrounds will join together to recognize and honor the importance of women’s voices in the world.