The Brazilian Sister of Notre Dame
Happiness and the Construction of Right Relationship - A Feminist Perspective
Feminism & Religious Identities
Ivone Gebara, the Brazilian Sister of Notre Dame, a leading ecofeminist liberation theologian in Latin America, was selected to be the Pat Reif Lecturer for 2009. In collaboration with the Immaculate Heart community, Claremont Graduate University sponsors an annual public lecture to celebrate and remember the life of scholar, activist, and feminist Pat Reif, who was a member of the Immaculate Heart community until her death in 2001. This year the Pat Reif committee enlarged their goal beyond the public lecture and scheduled visits for Gebara with numerous local Hispanic communities.
During her stay with us Gebara visited with various Los Angeles communities dedicated to ending poverty and violence. On the campus of Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles Gebara’s first lecture, “Feminism and Religious Identities” examined conflicts and possibilities emerging from religious identities through feminist analysis. The following evening on the CGU campus, Gebara presented “Happiness and the Construction of Right Relationships—a Feminist Perspective,” in which she shared the conflicts between the search for happiness and an ethical society.
From left to right: Diane Ward, Rosemary Ruether, Cynthia Bond, Ivone Gebara, Theresa Yugar
* 7 pm, Monday, March 30, Rose Hills Auditorium, Mount St. Mary's Campus
Los Angeles, CA
* 7 pm, Tuesday, March 31, Mudd Theatre, CST campus
1325 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA, 91711