Starting this Saturday, the Gardner Center for Asian Arts and Ideas will be hosting a lecture series titled "Health, Sex, and Women's Rights in Contemporary Asia." All events will be located in Volunteer Park.
January 30 – Women Feed the World: Women’s Land Rights in Asia
Speakers: Renee Giovarelli, Rural Development Institute, and Haven Ley, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
February 6 – Asia: The Frontier in the Battle for Health Equity in the World
Speakers: Tachi Yamada, President of Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Chris Elias, President and CEO of PATH
February 13 – In Silence: Maternal Mortality in India
Speakers: Susan Meiselas, Magnum photographer; Sylvia Wolf, Director, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington; and France Donnay, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
February 20 – Feminization of Labor in Southeast Asia: How Girls Feed Families, Stay Healthy and Cope with Exploitation
Speakers: Therese Caouette, Seattle University expert on migration and trafficking issues in Southeast Asia, and Kate Teela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
This looks like a great series of informative lectures; you can sign up for all or one at a time.
For more information, head to their website.