Guest: Dr. Rosalind Hackett, PhD; Professor Emerita, Department of Religious Studies, UTK; also Extraordinary Professor, Desmond Tutu Centre for Religion and Social Justice, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Topic: Women’s rights are becoming increasingly under attack by organizations that want to control half of our population. These attacks are on women’s reproductive rights, on daily matters of dress, on work protocols, etc. Some of these attacks are from right-wing religious organizations, some from domestic abuse, and others from political spheres. Dr. Hackett is an international expert on the the intersectionality of religion, violence, and gender (women) in the US, Europe, and Africa and its effect on women’s rights
Rosalind I. J. Hackett bio:
Professor and head of religious studies and adjunct in anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. From 2003-08 she was a Distinguished Professor in the Humanities. She received her PhD in religious studies from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1986, and prior to that taught at Nigerian universities for eight years. In 2000-01 she spent a year at Harvard University as a Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Religion, Harvard Law School, and was a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at HDS. She was a Rockefeller Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2003-04. She was appointed a Mellon Fellow at the University of Cape Town in Religious Studies in May 2014.
Members and nonmembers are invited to attend, bring your own lunch or purchase lunch for a fee. Coffee and tea will be provided.
November 7, 2023 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET | Unitarian Universalist Church, 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge 37830