Women’s Studies program sponsors events on same-gender issues

The Wake Forest University Women’s Studies program is sponsoring a film and a brown bag lunch discussion to explore the topic, “Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Reflections on Same-Gender Issues, Morality & Religion,” on Oct. 25.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The lunch is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. in the Benson University Center, Room 401C. Leading the discussion will be Ulrike Wiethaus, an associate professor of humanities at Wake Forest, and Chandana Chakrabarti, an associate professor of religious studies at Elon College and a scholar of Indian religion and philosophy.

At 7 p.m. the film, “Fire,” will be shown in the Benson Center’s Pugh Auditorium. “Fire” tells the story of two Indian women who begin a relationship with each other after one woman’s husband chooses celibacy and the other woman’s husband has an affair. A discussion will follow the film.

The lunch and the film are among several events sponsored this fall by the Women’s Studies program under the theme, “Justice, Creativity & Same-Gender Religious Issues at Wake Forest.”

For more information, call Women’s Studies at 336-758-5139.

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