“What Does Honor Mean to You?”
March 24, 2014
Binghamton University (SUNY)
On March 24, 2014, from 6-8pm, the Dorm Room Diplomacy Chapter of Binghamton University* (SUNY) and Women’s Voices Now** will co-host an event titled, “What does honor mean to you?”
Discussion will revolve around the screening of a short film from the 2011 WVN short-film festival, Women’s Voices from the Muslim World, entitled Is this Honor? Dalia Odeh/Jordan). Shedding light on the definition of “family honor” and how this controversial issue affects the lives of people, especially women, within Jordanian society, Is this Honor? will be followed by a discussion led by Asst. Prof. Kent Schull, of the Department of History at Binghamton University.
The goal of the event is to facilitate debate and dialogue about the importance of female honor in the Middle East. Discussion topics will include honor killings, female genital cutting/mutilation, the value of virginity, and virginity checks prior to marriage.
Please contact Cara@womensvoicesnow.org with questions.
* Dorm Room Diplomacy (DRD) aims to stimulate pure education. By directly connecting university students in the Arab and Western Worlds, DRD opens the door for genuine discussion, understanding, and unfiltered exposure. DRD is an entirely student-run organization and is founded on the ideals of relationship, engagement, and open-mindedness. DRD acknowledges that the content presented in any given presentation may not reflect each of the various perspectives on a given issue. Often political material is biased with little attempt to discuss the many dimensions of that surround a given reality. Dorm Room Diplomacy has no political or religious affiliation and is in the process of becoming a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization.
** Women’s Voices Now (WVN) is a non-profit organization that seeks to amplify the voices of all women living in Muslim-majority societies. WVN carries out its mission through its bi-annual online film festival, its multi-media online platforms, and through its global and university tours.
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