Exploring Women and Gender in the Middle East

Written by Karen L. Bystrom
October 20, 2017

Seattle University’s Women and Gender Studies Department presents a three-part lecture series bringing activists and academics from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia to campus to discuss organizing for women’s rights in the region today.

The series culminates with a screening of the innovative documentary 8 Borders, 8 Days, which chronicles the experiences of a Syrian refugee trying to get to Europe with her children.

Women in Morocco - Oussama El Addouli

Women and Social Media in Saudi Arabia - Norah Abokhodair

  • November 2, 5 p.m. - ADMN 306

Women and Social Organizing in Tunisia and Egypt Panel Discussion with Mai Amer (Egypt), Nawrez Ellafi (Tunisia), Feriel Habel (Tunisia), Noha Samuel (Egypt),

  • November 7, 5 p.m. - ADMN 321
  • Supported by the United States Department of State Professional Fellows Program

8 Borders, 8 Days (2017) a documentary by Amanda Bailly

  • November 16, 6 p.m. - BANN 402

Learn more on the Women & Gender Studies Facebook page.