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When: February 16th, 6.30-8pm
About the film:
Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, often a husband or someone else close to the victim, receive minimal if any punishment from the state. This Academy Award winning film (2012) tells the story of two of these women – Zakia & Rukhsana, and their attempt to bring their assailants to justice while hoping to rebuild their lives.
Prof. Evren Savci is a professor at San Francisco State University in the department of Women and Gender Studies. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in Sociology and Gender Studies. Her areas of interest include gender; sexualities; queer, feminist and social theory.
Currently she is working on a book on sexual practices that were deemed “uncivilized” by the Turkish Republic, such as Islamic matrimony, cousin marriages, arranged marriages and polygamy.
RSVP link: http://bit.ly/16AktCP