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Women Fight Fundamentalisms UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University present:

Women Fight Fundamentalisms:
Before and After September 11


Two-day Teach-In

Thursday, Nov. 1
Hanes Art Ctr. Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill

Friday, Nov. 2, 2001
107 Richard White Auditorium, Duke University
An international panel of speakers will interpret and reflect on women's relationships to various forms of fundamentlism - Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Hindu as well as secular discourses of nationalism and community. Each panelist has had her own struggle with fundamentalism in Egypt, India, England, and the U.S. Each has devised strategies to oppose and cope with the pressures put on them by men advocating extremist ideologies that are often wrapped in religious language.


Resources
> Revolutionary Association of the
Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)

> Women Living Under Muslim Laws
> Resources on 9-11

> Akina Mama wa Afrika
> Center for Reproductive Law and Policy
> Global Fund for Women
> International Women's Health Coalition
> International Women's Tribune Center
Thursday, Nov 1, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill
(behind the Ackland Museum, close to the Franklin St. and Columbia St. intersection)

Gita Sahgal: Secular Spaces in Women's Organizing
Gita Sahgal is an independent documentary film-maker, writer, member of the UK-based Women Against Fundamentalism, and co-editor of Refusing Holy Orders:Women and Fundamentalism in Britain.

Mab Segrest: Women, the Rise of the Religious Right and the New Global Order
Mab Segrest is an activist, Visiting Professor in Women's Studies at Duke University, and author of several books, including the forthcoming Born to Belonging, essays on travel and globalization.

Cathy Lutz: Closing Remarks
Cathy Lutz is Professor of Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill.



Friday, Nov 2 3 pm-5:45 pm
107 Richard White Auditorium
East Campus, Duke University
(next to Duke Art Museum)

Nawal el Saadawi: Religious Funda-
mentalism, Globalization and Women

Nawal el Saadawi is an Egyptian novelist, doctor and militant writer on Arab women's problems and their struggle for liberation.

Plenary Session: Nawal el Saadawi, Gita Sahgal and Mab Segrest


Sponsors:
The North Carolina Center for South Asian Studies; the Dean of Arts and Sciences, UNC; Women's Studies, Duke; Women's Studies, UNC; Muslim Networks, Duke; Vice-Provost of Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke; University Center for International Studies, UNC; Dept. of Sociology, UNC; Dept. of Political Science, UNC; Carolina Seminars for Comparative Islamic Studies, UNC; Carolina Seminars on Bridging the Divide: Academics, Activists and Social Justice, UNC; Center for International Studies, Duke; Vice Provost for International Affairs, Duke; Dept. of Religion, Duke; Dept. of Asian & African Languages & Literature

Duke University | Asian & African Languages & Literature
Dept. of Religion | Franklin Center | International Studies
Location: http://www.duke.edu/web/muslimnets/mnc_womfght.html
Last update: Oct. 23, 2001
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