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Marriage is A Human Right Lecture with Charlotte Walker-Said, Oct. 10

  • Published: September 23, 2013

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contact Dr. Otieno Kisiara at (585) 389-2768 or Dr. Mireille Le Breton at (585) 389-2685, or email mlebret5@naz.edu or okisiar0@naz.edu.

Marriage is A Human Right Lecture with Charlotte Walker-Said, Oct. 10

Nazareth College is pleased to host Dr. Charlotte Walker-Saïd  as part of the 2013-2014 French House Africa Lecture Series. On Thursday, October 10 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, in Golisano Academic Building, Room 375 on the Nazareth College campus, Walker-Saïd will present a talk on Marriage is a Human Right exploring sexual rights and marriage rights as part of the International Human Rights Movement during the decolonization era in West Africa. Her lecture will feature her forthcoming book Traditional Marriage for the Modern Nation: Family Formation and the Politics of Religion at the End of the Empire in Cameroon. She will also present an interactive seminar on Thursday, October 10 from 12:05pm - 1:00pm at the French House on Sexuality, Religion, and Families in West Africa.  Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14618. For more information, contact Dr. Otieno Kisiara at (585) 389-2768 or Dr. Mireille Le Breton at (585) 389-2685, or email mlebret5@naz.edu or okisiar0@naz.edu.

Dr. Walker-Saïd is Assistant Professor of History in the Department of Africana Studies at CUNY-John Jay College in New York City.

The lecture and seminar series is co-sponsored by the Faculty Lecture and Film committee, the French House Africa Lecture Series, the French Club, the Women and Gender Studies Program, the Center for International Education (CIE), the departments of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Sociology and Anthropology, History and Political Science.

 

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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