Israeli film expert Rachel Harris, an associate professor of Israeli literature and culture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss how cinematic representations of women’s experiences of rape, as well as rape culture, affect how viewers think about this troubling aspect of Israeli society, and how they inspire change.
“Sometimes it is hard for us to think about ways to change and improve our own society because we’re so close to it. Looking at how another society is addressing it can help us see what’s possible,” said Jennifer Thompson, CSUN’s Maurice Amado Professor of Applied Jewish Ethics and Civic Engagement and director of the Jewish Studies Program. “I hope that audience members will come away from the lecture with both new ideas and hope for how we can make our own society safer and more respectful for women.”
The Amado Lecture is scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 via Zoom. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit https://csun.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItd-2urDIjGNNVueI9I4Z3B14yRxz-8h4i.