Elna Boesak Discusses Gender-Based Violence
"Listen, They Weep…: The Many Faces and Places of Gender Violence Today”
Elna Boesak, a South African journalist, debate moderator and documentary filmmaker, will speak about her work and research on gender-based violence at a public forum on Friday, July 8, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Avenue, Honolulu.
Boesak, who is a doctoral candidate studying religion and gender, will discuss the many faces and places of oppression and violence, including how globalised strategic mass media communication acts as a vehicle for harmful grand narratives of gender-based violence.
Drawing upon her thirty years of experience as a media worker, including radio and television program hosting, documentary production and feature writing, she will share the plight of women globally and the tenacious prevalence of gender-based violence.
Currently, Boesak is completing her Ph.D. at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, and is working as a research associate at the Chicago-based Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference. She spoke most recently at the May 2016 Festival of Faiths (Pathways to Non-Violence) in Louisville, Kentucky, on the topic, "The Media and Public Trust."
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