SOCI3668Women and Nonviolence3 ch
Women from different religious traditions, different societies and cultures have always been involved in the struggle for a better world through nonviolent strategies. At times their efforts were underestimated or ignored. In this course we will study the contributions, activism and methods of some outstanding women who through their involvement in arts, society or culture had an impact on creating more peaceful communities and nations. From India (Kasturba Gandhi) to the United States (Yoko Ono), through Liberia (Leymala Gbowee) to Yemen (Tawakkul Karman) and Colombia (Janneth Lozano Bustos) this course will explore the theme of nonviolence from a variety of the worldviews. Open to students who have completed 30 ch of university courses or by permission of the instructor.