The Women’s Interfaith Institute will be sponsoring a series of lectures and presentations during the Convention Days Weekend July 20-22. The Institute’s programs will be centered on a theme reflected by a tapestry on permanent loan in their headquarters next door to the National Women’s Rights Historical Park at 140 Fall Street in Seneca Falls.
The tapestry depicts the fact that two women of great foresight were speaking out on women’s rights issues at the same time on two different continents. Those two women were Elizabeth Cady Stanton in America and Tahirih in India. Both were leaders in working for establishing the rights of women in 1848.
The events will be held in the Heritage Area Conference Center at 115 Fall St., Lower Level.
Friday, July 20th
7:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Kathi Kern, Mrs. Stanton’s Bible
Dr. Kern is Associate Professor of History, University of Kentucky
Saturday, July 21st
3:00 PM Janet Ruhe-Schoen, “Tahirih, Breaking a Conspiracy of Silence”
Ms. Ruhe-Schoen is author Rejoice in My Gladness, The Life of Tahirih (Event co-sponsored with the Baha’i Community)
Sunday, July 22nd
1:00 PM Nadia Shahram, “Marriage on the Street Corners of Iran”
(Event co-sponsored with the Red Tent Book Club)
Sponsored by the Women’s Interfaith Institute www.womensinterfaithinstitute.org
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Disclosure: The publisher of Seneca Daily serves on the Board of the Women’s Interfaith Institute.