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Women Life Freedom: Philosophies, Histories, Possibilities

About the Event

This symposium will explore the philosophical, historical and contemporary dimensions  and possibilities of the women’s human rights struggle in the Middle East, and its relationship with authoritarianism and decolonization.

A Symposium sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Human Rights Center, and the International Studies Program.

Event Details

Date and Time

March 3, 2023 1:00-6:00 PM


Hybrid Location: Human Rights Center, Keller Hall


Introduction and Moderator: Sayeh Meisami, Associate Professor, Philosophy 
  • Shahrzad Mojab, University of Toronto
    • "Rethinking Revolution with Woman, Life, Freedom"
  • Ozlem Goner, City University of New York
    • "A Rocky yet Unceasing Struggle: Kurdish Women’s Path to Self-Organizing in Bakur"


Moderator: Shelley Inglis, Executive Director, Human Rights Center

  • Damineh Akhavan, Advocating for Iran in STEM
  • Parvaneh Hosseini, University of Arizona
    • "The emergence of the 'Woman Life Freedom' uprising in the graveyard of Islamic Republic of Iran"
  • Elham Gheytanchi, Santa Monica College

Moderator: Satang Nabaneh, Director of Programs, Human Rights Center

  • Nilofar Sakhi, George Washington University
    • "Totalitarianism and Women’s Rights: From an Intersectional Perspective"
  • Margret Grebowicz, University of Silesia, Poland/ Visiting Professor Hampshire College
    • "Mountains and Desire"
  • Maria Zaki, University of Dayton

Symposium Sponsors

University of Dayton's

Human Rights Center

Keller Hall, Room 301
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2790

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