The Compton Foundation Symposium: "The Humanization of Globalization"
On Thursday, April 8, faculty and student research was presented at Dominican University of California. Invited Speakers included: Dr. Francoise O. Lepage, Dean and Professor Emerita, School of Business and International Studies
and Ms. Mashuda Khatan Shefali, Executive Director of Nari Uddog
For more information, please click here: Compton Symposium Faculty and Student (PDF)
On Wednesday, April 7, Dr. Francoise O. Lepage and Ms. Mashuda Khatan Shefali gave an oral presentation on some topics they have been researching. These topics included:
- "The Humanization of Globalization"
- "NUK, A Women's Iniative Center: Advancing Women's Economic Independence through Micro Credit and Garment Worker Programs."
For more information, please click here: Compton Symposium Keynote (PDF)
Celebration of Women's History Month: Women's History Week 2004 was presented by Dominican University of California's Institute for Leadership Studies, Honors Program, and Expression Series
Service Leadership: Women as Agents of Change
Service Leadership reflects the value that the role of leaders is to serve others. We are honoring women leaders who have demonstrated that value and have been dynamic agents of social change. This is a special presentation by two women leading the global fight to improve the lives of women and children around the world.
- Mashuda Khatan Shefali, Executive Director of Nari Uddog Kendra in Bangladesh will present the plight of female children in Bangladesh and the programs that are offered to educate and prepare them for future leadership roles.
- Ethel Siederman, Executive Director, Parent Services Project, and recipient of the 2002 Heart of Marin Award, will speak of the process and experience of empowering others to seek leadership in their communities
Women in Leadership in Faith: Leading Marin's Faith Organizations
Roberta Swan, Program director of The Women in Leadership Faith study will present highlights of the study completed last year in cooperation with the Dominican University of California's Department of Humanities, Dominican's Institute for Leadership Studies and the Sufi Women Organization. The study of 34 women faith leaders in Marin County will be discussed by a panel of six faith leaders who will join Ms. Swan to speak on the following topics:
- "Truth and Fiction: Muslim Women and the Veil"
Dr. Nahid Angha, Muslim Sufi leader, author & founder, Sufi Women Organization.
- "Hearing Women's Voices: New Interpretations of Sacred Texts"
Rabbi Chai Levy, Assistant Rabbi at Kol Shofar in Tiburon.
- "Social Justice as a Call to the Divine"
Reverend Carol Hovis, Presbyterian, Spiritual Advocate, Canal Ministry.
- "East Meets West, the Evolution of Buddhist Life"
Reverend Fu Schroeder, Zen Buddhist, Head of Practice at Green Gulch Center.
- "Striving for Women's Ordination"
Ms. Carolyn Kellogg, Catholic, therapist and founding member of A Critical Mass.
- "How Women Now Lead Within the Catholic Church"
Sr. Susannah Malarkey. O.P., Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.