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Sound & Symbol Lecture Series

This Little Light of Mine

VWU faculty and guests join Dr. Sandra Billy, CSM Director, in an exploration of women’s roles (or lack of) in the world’s major religions, as well as cultural frameworks within which women operate, and those which they have changed.

Co-sponsored by the VWU Women’s and Gender Studies and Women’s Resource Center.

September 29 - 11 a.m., Fine Arts 9

Dr. Kathy Merlock JacksonDr. Rajeshwari Kaloji

Dr. Rajeshwari Kaloji, Pediatrician with Tidewater Children's Associates and leader in the Hampton Roads Hindu Community
"The Hindu Perspective:  Women’s Roles in Faith and Culture"

Dr. Kathy Merlock Jackson, Professor of Communication
“What Do Disney’s Women Want? Fairy Tales, Females, and Feminist Questions”

October 27 – 11 a.m., Fine Arts 9

Dr. Sara SewellRabbi Rosalin Mandelberg

Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg, Senior Rabbi, Ohef Sholom Temple
The Jewish Perspective:  Women’s Roles in Faith and Culture”

Dr. Sara Sewell, Associate Professor of History and Executive Director of the Lighthouse
"Faith in Politics: Female Communist Activists in Interwar Germany"

February 9 - 11 a.m., Fine Arts 9

Dr. Kathleen CaseyMary Charlotte Elia

Mary Charlotte Elia, VWU ’03, author of Wisdom from the Early Church
“Virgin, Widow, Martyr: The Role of Women in the Early Church”

Dr. Kathleen Casey, Assistant Professor of History
“The Things She Carried: Women and the Power of the Purse”

March 9 - 11 a.m., Fine Arts 9

Dr. Kathy StolleySwiyyah K. Fareed

Swiyyah K. Fareed, Social Worker, Hampton Public Schools
“The Islamic Perspective: Women’s Roles in Faith and Culture”

Dr. Kathy Stolley, Professor of Sociology
“Poodles, Pearls, and Pop Culture:  The Circle Skirt”