WORLD Series: African Feminism and Global Peace with Pat Hynes
Wednesday, April 3, 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
WORLD is an acronym for Women Owning Responsibility for Learning and Doing, Russell Sage College’s general education program. The program hosts speakers on wide-ranging and complex topics.
On April 3, Pat Hynes, a retired environmental engineer and professor of environmental health at Boston University School of Public Health, will deliver a talk titled “African Feminism and Global Peace.” Hynes’ remarks will be based on her research into the health effects of war and militarism on society and on women, in particular. In 2014, she investigated the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam and created the Vietnam Peace Village Project to support scholarships for third and fourth generation Agent Orange victims. Currently, she is building a partnership with the Women’s International League for Peace and Justice in Sierra Leone.