Pat A. Reif Memorial Lecture

Please Be Our Guest at the Eighth Annual Lecture

"A Praxis of Social Transformation: The Feminist Scholar as Activist"
October 18, 2010 @ 7pm
Albrecht Auditorium on the Claremont Graduate University campus
Claremont, CA
October 19, 2010 @ 7pm
Donohue Conference Center on the Mount St. Mary's College campus
Los Angeles, CA

Both Lectures are Free and Open to the Public
FMI, contact 909.621.8085 or e-mail

For more information, click here to download the program flyer.

About the Lecture

Annually, WSR welcomes an esteemed scholar to lecture in Claremont and Los Angeles, in memory of local scholar-activist Dr. Patricia A. Reif, IHM. Recent visiting lecturers include:

• Venerable Dhammananda, Abbot of Songdhammakalsyani Monastery - Thailand
  “Path to Ordination of Women in Buddhism: Challenges and Opportunities” (February 2008)

• Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School
  “Scripture and Power: A Feminist Exploration” (February 2007)

• Musa Dube, University of Botswana
  “HIV + Feminism in the Global AIDS Epidemic” (September 2005)

• Beverly Harrison, retired, Union Theological Seminary, New York
  TBA (October 2004)

• Chung Hyun Kyung, Union Theological Seminary, New York
  “Salimist Manifesta: Women, Ecojustice, and Peace” (October 2003)

• Mary E. Hunt, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics,
   and Ritual (WATER)

  “Feminist Spiritualities: The Justice Connections” (October 2002)

Pat Reif served the Immaculate Heart College, as professor of philosophy and chair of the religious studies graduate department. She founded the MA degree program in Feminist Spirituality in 1984 with the Immaculate Heart College Center, plus she co-founded the Southern California Interfaith Task Force on Central America (SCITCA) and the Interfaith Hunger Coalition. She worked on numerous social justice issues, from poverty to nuclear weapons, from domestic abuse to immigration and welfare rights. The lectureship in her name endeavors to continue her committed work to actively address the compelling problems of our time, to educate and empower women and men to envision answers to these problems.

Creation and funding of the Patricia A. Reif Memorial Lecture Fund is a joint effort of the CGU School of Religion, the Immaculate Heart Community, the Immaculate Heart College Alumnae Board, and the Immaculate Heart College Center. We have established this fund out of mutual respect and love for Pat, and we look forward to many years of cooperative effort advancing the ideals for which Pat stood.

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