Film Screening: “Women in Time”
211 E. 46th Street, New York
The New York Academic Center is hosting the screening of “Women in Time”, a documentary tracing the evolution of the Lebanese women’s movement in Lebanon from the late 19th century until the outbreak of the civil war in 1975. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Myriam Sfeir, assistant director of IWSAW.
Myriam Sfeir joined IWSAW in 1996. Previously she served as senior managing editor of Al-Raida, the double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by IWSAW. Myriam earned her Bachelor degree in Philosophy from the American University of Beirut and her Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at LAU was established in 1973 to pay tribute to LAU’s origins as a girls’ school and to fulfill its commitment to education, empowerment, and equality for women and girls. IWSAW was the first institute of its kind in the Arab region, and one of the first in the world.
6:15 p.m. Reception with Lebanese buffet and wine
7:00 p.m. Film screening of “Women in Time”
8:15 p.m. Discussion with Myriam Sfeir