Ottoman Armenian Feminist Writers on Antimilitarism and People's Right to Self-Defense

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  Tuesday, February 25, 2020
  7 - 8:30 p.m.
  3335 Dwinelle Hall
  Melissa Bilal, Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA

Armenian feminist thought at the turn of the twentieth century developed in dialogue with many contemporary social movements including socialism, abolutionism, and antimilitarism. Accordingly, it made essential contributions to the global beginnings of gender justice activism. One of the most important and definitive components of Ottoman Armenian women's liberation struggle was its engagement with issues of justice and peace. In this talk I will focus on three women, namely Arshaguhi Teotig, Mari Beylerian, and Zabel Yesayan to discuss their responses to mass violence.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
340 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA  94720-2314



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