Markowicz Memorial Lecture on Gender and Human Rights
The Lecture Series was created by GCRL Project Founder Sylvia Neil and her husband Dan Fischel in memory of Sylvia's late sister, Diane, to honor her commitment to gender equality and social justice. The series features internationally renowned scholars, judges, and activists discussing ways of negotiating the tensions between gender equality and religious or cultural norms.
Women in Israel: From the Back of the Bus
To the Top of the Agenda
5th Annual Diane (Dina) Markowicz Lecture on Gender and Human Rights, presented by
Sunday, April 14th, 2013
The Edie and Lew Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar International Center (moved from Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library)
415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453 (directions/map)
In recent years, ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have demanded increased standards of modesty for women in the public sphere. This has resulted in sex segregation in public transportation, exclusion of women from public ceremonies and events, discrimination against girls wishing to celebrate a bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, and the silencing of women singers on the radio and at army ceremonies. Challenges to the exclusion or segregation of women in public settings are now litmus tests for the extent to which religious law can influence civil law. In this talk, Anat Hoffman will look at landmark victories against sex segregation and explore the challenges that still remain.
Anat Hoffman is the chairperson of Women at the Wall and the executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center.
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2011/2012 – Professor Pnina Lahav, Boston University
2010 – Dr. Abdullahi An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory Law School
2009 – Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court of Canada
2008 – Inaugural lecture delivered by Dr. Shirin Ebadi and professor Jody Williams, recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize and founders of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.