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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is ... (more)

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf. Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Barbara Barrow interview with actors Paula Larke and Barbara Alston about their current performances in a production of Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf, three performances from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is not Enuf (two by Paula Larke, one by Barbara Alston); an 'Open Platform' debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement (with debaters Brenda Verner (a media analyst) and Michele Wallace (lecturer at New York University), and panelists Leah Fletcher (reporter for the Boston Herald American) and freelance writer Jan Gadson), and the 'Say Brother News' with Leah Fletcher, Sonny Joe White, Eric Sampedro, and Milly Kiung. Fletcher's report features an interview with sociologist Joyce Ladner, who recently spoke at Boston University about the Black family; White's report features an interview with jazz musician Dexter Gordon. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Eric Himes. (less)

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Women, Inc.

Women, Inc.

Fritz Wetherbee profiles Katie Portis (President of Women, Inc.). Wetherbee reports that ... (more)

Fritz Wetherbee profiles Katie Portis (President of Women, Inc.). Wetherbee reports that Women, Inc. is a service organization in Dorchester that provides housing, treatment, and other services for poor and drug dependent women. Wetherbee notes that one of the goals of Women, Inc. is to provide support for single mothers who want to keep their children. Wetherbee interviews Portis. Portis talks about the organization and her reasons for starting it. Wetherbee profiles a resident at the Women's Inc. house. In an interview, the resident talks about the help she has received from the organization. Wetherbee interviews Diana Christmas (residential counselor) and Linda Galloway (resident at the Women, Inc. house) about the organization. Wetherbee's report is accompanied by footage of the interior and exterior of the Women, Inc. house. (less)

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Women in Islamic Societies

Women in Islamic Societies

This course serves as a broad survey of women's and gender issues ... (more)

This course serves as a broad survey of women's and gender issues within the contexts of multiple societies in the Islamic world. The first half of the semester will concentrate on the historical position of women in Islamic societies, defined by the normative values of Islam and by cultural traditions and norms that were sometimes at odds with religious prescriptions. We will discuss how the interpretations of these values in diverse circumstances and who gets to do the interpreting have had important repercussions for women's societal roles. The second half of the course will privilege women's voices in articulating their gendered identities and roles in a number of pre-modern and modern Islamic societies in different historical circumstances as expressed in memoirs, fiction, magazine articles, and public speeches. As part of the historical contextualization of such works, we will focus on how modern phenomena like Western colonialism, nationalist liberation movements, civil and other forms of war have fostered women's organized movements, and their socio-political empowerment in some cases and marginalization in others, with lasting implications for these developing societies. (less)

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University of Notre Dame
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Asma Afsaruddin
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