Posted on: March 6, 2023 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

Graphic by Aidan McGuire

By Aidan McGuire, News Editor

Political and social turmoil dominates the Middle East and North Africa region. At the core of this debate lies the feminist movement which is fighting to create positive change through these countries in hope of a better tomorrow.

That will be the topic of a speech at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the library lounge by Nadine Naber, associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

The talk, titled “A Feminist Look at Uprisings in the Middle East,” is one of the events lined up at Moraine to recognize Women’s History Month.

The violent events in the Middle East “are feminist concerns and feminist movements have helped expand the possibility of building alternative futures,” the Moraine Valley library webpage explains.

Moraine’s Celebrating Diversity Committee is hosting several events throughout March in recognition of women’s history.

Events include a discussion on Roe vs. Wade, along with an event highlighting one of the 11 female soccer referees in Illinois. Activities will conclude with a Take Back the Night rally at 6 p.m. April 5, featuring a march throughout campus along with various presentations.

The full schedule for Women’s History Month is listed below:

  • A Feminist Look at Uprisings in the Middle East, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Library Lounge
  • Difficult Conversation: The Impact of Overturning Roe v. Wade, 11 a.m. March 21, Library Lounge
  • Goal! A Female Ref Scores One for Women, 11 a.m. March 29, Library Lounge
  • Take Back the Night Rally and Walk, 6 p.m. April 5, Moraine Room 2 and Gateway

After Wednesday’s event, Naber’s discussion will also be available on the Moraine library YouTube channel.