Women and Children Victims of the Purge in Turkey
Tennessee United for Human Rights announces a special event organized by the Atlantic Institute.
A lecture by Dr. Sophia Pandya
Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:30pm
Hilton Brentwood Nashville Suites
9000 Overlook Boulevard
Brentwood, TN 37027
Just before Mother’s Day, come and hear the staggering, unknown, real stories of the hundreds of children and tens of thousands of women–including housewives, journalists, teachers, academics, physicians, health care professionals and businesswomen–who have been detained in Turkey in the aftermath of the attempted staged coup.
These women are the victims of a witch-hunt by an authoritarian regime, because of their affiliation to the educational and social movement Hizmet. ~The Atlantic Institute
Professor Sophia Pandya of California State University specializes in women, religion, and globalization. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies/Arabic, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Barbara in Religious Studies, with a focus on women and Islam. A Fulbright scholar, she researched Muslim women’s changing religious practices in Bahrain, looking at the impact of education on women’s religious activities, which became the topic of her dissertation. After spending the summer of 2006 in Sana’a, Yemen, she is currently working on a project which examines religious change among educated Yemeni women, and the implications of modernity, globalization, and education on their practices.
FFI: Sarah Vermillion, gro.etutitsnicitnaltaehtnull@noillimrev
The Atlantic Institute is a non-profit organization in Tennessee and Southeast U.S. whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures around the globe. For a better world of peace and understanding, it works to develop public awareness for diverse cultures, beliefs, traditions, and opinions. With branches in Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia it has dedicated its efforts and resources to building cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue.