- February 2, 2018
- 7:00 pm
Desai | Matta Gallery
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94013
Suggested donation: $10 students/$15 advance/$20 at the door.
All proceeds help fund Women Rising! -- the Women's Spirituality program's bi-annual conference.
Through the personal stories of several former black female Civil Rights activists, Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights unearths the lesser-known story of black women's political marginalization between the male-dominated Black Power movement, and the predominantly white and middle-class Feminist movement during the 1960s and 70s, as well as the resulting mobilization of black and other women of color into a united Feminist movement. Reflections Unheard is a feature-length documentary and the first of its kind to focus exclusively on black women's contributions and experiences during the Civil Rights era
Following the film, Professor emerita Arisika Razak and Women's Spirituality Program Chair Annette Williams will discuss the film and its relevance to our contemporary situation. Beverages and light snacks will be served.
This event co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, is part of the Women's Spirituality Program's Spring 2018 event series on Women's Visionary Culture and Activism. All proceeds help fund Women Rising!, the Women's Spirituality program's bi-annual conference.
About the Speakers
Annette Williams holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Women's Spirituality from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco as well an M.A. in psychology with an emphasis in Jungian and archetypal approaches. Research interests have centered on healing from sexual trauma at the level of the soul that involves reclamation of the powerful erotic (à la Audre Lorde) and libidinal (à la Jung) energies suppressed by assault. While at CIIS she has continued to explore the theme of wounded female sexuality, expanding the discussion to more fully expound upon socio-historical and cultural influences. She is Program Chair of the Women's Spirituality program at CIIS.
Arisika Razak, CNM, MPH (Health Care Administration, UC Berkeley 1978, Certified Nurse Midwife, UC San Francisco 1980), is a Professor emerita of Philosophy and Religion and Women's Spirituality, and past Director of the Women's Spirituality MA and Ph.D. program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also Director of Diversity at CIIS. Arisika is an African-American healer, ritualist, spiritual dancer, and educator who practices an eclectic mix of Earth-based spiritual traditions.
She has worked with indigent women as an inner-city nurse-midwife for more than 20 years, focusing on the lives and cultures of women of color, which has led to her research interest in feminist, womanist, mujerista, and postcolonial epistemologies and worldviews, and in women's health.