The World and Us: Social Justice International Women's Speaker Series

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The World and Us: Social Justice International Women

This year we continue to learn from scholars and activists around the world whose insights and stories help illuminate our own dilemmas and possibilities in the U.S. and locally in Chicago. Women’s voices and visions have been particularly inspiring and they have so much to share. The Social Justice Initiative invites you to join us as we host women social change agents from several dynamic places on the planet and pair them with local scholars, activists and practitioners to ask the question – what are the challenges of building local and global movements for freedom and justice.   Thursday, February 21- Yemen lives at the Intersection of War and Discrimination PLEASE NOTE:  NO RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.   Location: Humanities Institute | 701. SMorgan Street at 4:00pm Jehan Hakim is the chair of The Yemeni Alliance Committee​ in San Francisco CA.

She works to promote the legal, educational, and political advancement of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian Communities​.​ Each of the following events in the lecture series will take place at 6pm in the UIC Student Center East at 750 S. Halsted St. | Rm. 302.  Thursaday, March 22- Elections, Social Movements and Feminist Politics in Guatemala Sandra Moran is a longtime Guatemalan feminist, activist, and artist. She was elected to the Guatemala’s Congress in the 2015, and noted as the first publicly open LGBT person elected to the country’s legislature. Moran is well-known for her vocal support for women’s rights, indigenous women’s rights and LGBT rights in Guatemala.  Tuesday, April 9th  - Health, Human Rights and Women in Haiti    Dr.
Michelle Morse is Founding Co-Director of Equal Health and Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Morse co-founded Equal Health, an organization that aims to inspire and support the development of Haiti’s next generation of healthcare leaders. Tuesday, May 21 - Violence and the Pedagogy of Terror in Mexico and Central America       Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo is an anthropologist and activist. She is the author of twenty-two books and the recipient of the Martin Diskin Oxfam Award for activist research. Castillo is currently a Professor and Senior Researcher at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology in Mexico City.

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