The SEYM Publications Committee is pleased to offer this video of the 2021 Dwight and Ardis Michener Lecture, presented by Petra Doan on January 17th, 2021.
In this 2021 SEYM Michener Lecture, Dr. Petra Doan shares reflections from her personal search for integrity and wholeness that led to a transformational gender journey. It’s a powerful story, full of lessons for any who are seeking to strengthen their connection to the Divine (the Seed) for spiritual transformation and a more authentic life.
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Dr. Petra Doan has been a Quaker since 1972, and a member of Tallahassee Monthly Meeting since 1989.
She is Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University, where she has served in various positions including Department of Urban and Regional Planning Undergraduate Program Director, Doctoral Program Director, Coordinator of the Master’s International Program with the US Peace Corps, and Interim Department Chair.
Among other endeavors, Petra researches urban planning issues relating marginalized communities and the LGBTQ community. She has edited two books that have been critically acclaimed: Queerying Planning: Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions and Reframing Planning Practice, and Planning and LGBTQ Communities: the Need for Inclusive Queer Space.
She is a member of the Editorial Board of Gender, Place and Culture, and is the elected President of the Faculty Women’s Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.