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Community Forum: Overcoming Victimhood - The Empowering Voices of Women

January 26 (7:30pm)

Tom Smith Auditorium

Category: Special Events


Come to the next Catawba College Community Forum on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall for this timely discussion. 

Speaker: Dr. Racelle Weiman, International Scholar on Holocaust, Genocide and Global Studies

With comments from: Karen K Alexander, Mayor of Salisbury

Dr. Weiman will focus her presentation at Catawba College on a project she curated about Holocaust survivors whom she has met personally, entitled “Her Story Must Be Told: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust.”  In a thought provoking demonstration of how these women’s attributes and talents lie at the core of the triumph over victimhood and despair, Dr Weiman will draw attention to the victimization of women in war and conflict, and to their unique ability to discover empowerment in their trials.  Dr. Weiman’s presentation will include examples of contemporary women from Korea and Rwanda, from the Yazidi women in northern Iraq, and from others across the globe in whose stories we can find hope and strength.  

Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander will raise comments about women’s issues today and the empowering roles for women in society.

Admission, as always, is free.

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