Wed, Aug 12 | Online Event

WOMEN'S DAY Lecture Series Part 1

Who Said It was Simple? Join Secil Ertorer Phd and Rev. Imani Olear in a inter active conversation about "Intersectionality and Power"
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WOMEN'S DAY Lecture Series Part 1

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EDT
Online Event

About the Event

Wednesday Aug 12th- 7-8:15pm 

 Who Said It Was Simple?

Join Secil Ertorer Phd and Rev. Imani Olear in a interactive conversation about “Intersectionality and Power”

BIO: Secil Ertorer, received her Ph.D. in Sociology with a specialization in Migration and Ethnic relations from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. She taught at the University of Western Ontario, King’s University College, and York University before joining Canisius in 2017. Her teaching interests include international migration, research methods, race and ethnicity courses in addition to introductory level sociology courses. Dr. Ertorer’s research interests lie in the areas of international migration, refugee studies, race and ethnicity, integration, and identity. She has conducted fieldwork in England, Canada, and Turkey, interviewing Kurdish, Karen, Burmese, and Syrian refugees and representatives of humanitarian agencies and getting involved in social movements that aim to raise awareness on refugee issues. In her research, Dr Ertorer focuses on settlement experiences, integration, and identity re-construction of refugees. Recently, she has been working on a project on the Syrian refugee crisis. 

Imani Olear serves currently as the Senior Pastor of Reformation Lutheran Church in the heart of Rochester. She is the founder of Yoga 4 A Good Hood, Inc. and is the co-owner of TRU Yoga in the South Wedge. Through public speaking, sacred sessions and yoga, Imani works towards helping others heal from shame, learn about forgiveness and loving kindness as a practice, as well as, renewal & reconciliation whether it is as a church, business and individually. Imani, as the founder of the project, YOGA 4 A GOOD HOOD, has been quoted saying, “I strongly believe that bringing Yoga For A Good Hood into the city of Rochester will begin to address the issues of brokenness, hardship, struggle, abuse and self-degradation and people will find peace within instead of always seeking something outside of themselves. 


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