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Israel Center: Gender, Race, & Racism: Israeli Cinema at the Cutting Edge (Session 1)

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Israel Center @ the J welcomes Rachel Harris, Ph.D., faculty at the University of Illinois, who will present a three part mini-course entitled, “Gender, Race, and Racism: Israeli Cinema at the Cutting Edge.”  Click here for more information about Dr. Harris. Participants may join us for any or all of the sessions.

Session 1: Witches and Wailers: The Depiction of Mizrahi Women
Explore the complicated nature of Mizrachi Jewish identity in Israel. This session will include a screening of the feature film “Three Mothers” (2006).

Session 2:     A Woman of Valor: The Politics of Religious Women’s Filmmaking in Israel
Sunday, February 4, 2018
9:30AM-12:30PM @ the J

Session 3:     Living Without Papers: Foreign Workers as a Feminist Issue
Sunday, February 4, 2018
1-4PM @ the J

*A light dairy lunch will be provided for those pre-registered for sessions 2 & 3.

This monthly conversation series will explore our personal, communal, and broader relationships with Israel through questions about the similarities and differences between the North American and Israeli communities. What challenges do we share? What legacies?

This event and all following conversations are an opportunity for individuals to engage thoughtfully and respectfully together as a community.

This event is free. Please register by clicking here.

Please note: The original January dates listed in the Winter 2017-2018 Chai Lights have been changed to the dates listed here due to scheduling conflicts.



February 3, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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