Filmed at the 2019 Affirmation International Conference held June 21-23 in at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo Utah.
Laurie Lee Hall is the Senior Vice President of Affirmation. Not only does she create beautiful spaces within Affirmation, as a practicing architect, but she has also created many of the beautiful and iconic spaces of the LDS Church.
Singer/Songwriter Mindy Gledhill powerfully captured the essence of Laurie Lee in one of her Facebook posts:
“Two of the most prized buildings in my city (the new MTC addition and the rebuilt Provo City Center Temple) should remind our community daily, that the contributions of transgender citizens bless us all.
Laurie Lee Hall, Chief architect of those buildings (and many other LDS temples), is a transgender woman who leads with graciousness and love. She is one example of many amazing transgender people whose contributions make our state a better place.
Let’s think about that when we send our kids off to the MTC on missions (where transgender kids are barred from serving) or see them get married in the temple (where trans people are not even allowed to enter, let alone get married).”
This will be a powerful evening where Laurie Lee will weave together her remarkable work of church building projects with life lessons of communication, grieving, and mindfulness. Most importantly, we will leave the evening more empowered as we navigate the challenges and triumphs of living authentically.