2014 - 15 Events

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All events are free and open to the public.

Activism in Israel and Palestine Wednesday, September 10, 5:30-7pm, USF, Fromm Hall, Berman Room

Join Dr. Penny Rosenwasser for “Hope into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears,” an activist’s call to repair the world. Anchored in Jewish ethical tradition and based in her recent book, Hope into Practice, this presentation brings to life a fascinating blend of healing stories, history, and a nuanced perspective on Israel-Palestine, which insists on the centrality of Jewish multiculturalism, full inclusion of Jews of color, Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews, and Jews of other ethnicities and hyphenated identities.

Co-sponsored by Departments of Theology and Religious Studies, and International Studies (BAIS), Master’s Program in International Studies (MAIS), and Programs in Middle East Studies and Peace and Justice Studies.

Jews, Blacks, and the Politics of Identity Tuesday, September 30, 5-6:30pm, USF, Fromm Hall, Berman Room

A candid discussion of race, class, gender and beyond led by renowned African-American Jewish writer and artist Rebecca Walker. Join Miss Walker for an up close and personal look at the successes and challenges of contemporary multidimensional identity in the US and the ways that women of color are caring for themselves, their families, and their communities as they walk the road with grace.

Co-sponsored by Departments of Theology and Religious Studies, English, Politics, and Programs in African American Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

The Genesis of Gender Thursday, October 9, 5-6:30pm, USF, Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room

Using the two creation-of-humanity stories in Genesis and her personal efforts to understand the genesis of her own gender, Joy Ladin will lead us through an exploration of the birth of the construction of gender, what we use it for, and how trans identities do and don’t fit into these paradigms.