Global Studies Speaker Series featuring Rangira Bea Gallimore

Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 3:30pm
Lower Level Meeting Room of Stor

The Global Studies Speaker Series concludes with Rangira Bea Gillimore who will present, "The Refusal to Swallow One's Tongue: Genocide Testimonies of Rwandan Women."

Dr. Gallimore, originally from Rwanda, has worked extensively with survivors of sexual assault who formed a cooperative (ABASA: We Are All the Same) to gain self-sufficiency by raising cattle and keeping bees. Gallimore's presentation will show the socio-cultural and linguistic obstacles female survivors face when they testify about the 1994 genocide, and the different strategies they use to overcome the obstacles and find their voices.

Her presentation is co-sponsored by Gender Studies, Global Studies and the Women's Commission.

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The presentation is free and open to the public.