Press Release: Professor Marilyn Safir in Rare Tenafly, NJ Appearance

University of Haifa professor emeritus Dr. Marilyn Safir, widely considered the “mother” of Israel’s feminist movement and one of the world’s leading experts on women’s rights, will discuss newly released data in a rare American appearance in Tenafly, NJ on Thursday, October 14.

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Israeli Women’s Rights Pioneer Marilyn Safir
To Make Rare American Appearance in Tenafly, NJ

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University of Haifa professor to give speech and discuss
recently-released data on the state of women’s rights

NEW YORK, October 14, 2010 – University of Haifa professor emeritus Dr. Marilyn Safir, widely considered the “mother” of Israel’s feminist movement and one of the world’s leading experts on women’s rights, will discuss newly released data and present her latest observations in a rare American appearance at Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ on Thursday, October 14. The event, “Women in Israel — Is Equality a Myth?,” is co-sponsored by the American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH), Temple Sinai of Bergen County’s Sisterhood and Renaissance Group, and the Jewish Women’s Connection of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.

At the University of Haifa, Dr. Safir founded Israel’s first women’s studies program as well as its Project KIDMA for the Advancement of Women. KIDMA (http://hcc.haifa.ac.il/Chairs/kidma) aims to advance the status of women in Israel through programs designed to increase their positive involvement in Israeli society.

Prior to Dr. Safir’s work at the University of Haifa, Israel had virtually no formal women’s rights movement. Her long track record of success since has made her a pioneer in the field, both in Israel and abroad. Dr. Safir presents a truly unique perspective, as both the movement’s pioneer and as an academic who currently studies it. The speech is expected to attract a capacity crowd. Dr. Safir is in the U.S. to accept the Alumna of the Year Award from Brooklyn College.

The event is free. Pre-registration is required: event@asuh.org or 212.685.7880, ext. 22.

About ASUH:

The American Society of the University of Haifa (www.asuh.org) helps ensure the continued excellence of the educational, research, and community activities of the University of Haifa by serving as a vital connection between the University and its many friends in the United States.

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