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#UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Women Woke Our Communities

Hosted By: Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

How do Jewish, Muslim, and Christian women’s experiences differ or remain the same when they speak out about sexual misconduct and abuse of power in their communities? Keren McGinity will speak on “#UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Women Woke Our Communities.”

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Dr. Keren McGinity

Keren R. McGinity is a 2018 Forward 50 honoree for her clarion call “There needs to be a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement,” published in the New York Jewish Week. She is named on Lilith magazine’s “7 Jewish Feminist Highlights of 2018” list and was a JewishBoston “Top Pick.” Her pioneering books, “Still Jewish: A History of Women and Intermarriage in America” (NYU Press 2009), a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and “Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage and Fatherhood” (Indiana University Press 2014), provided groundbreaking analyses about Jewish continuity by focusing on gender and change over time. She is the inaugural director of the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Program at Hebrew College’s Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education where she also teaches, and is a research associate at HBI. McGinity was an HBI Scholar-in-Residence in 2011. McGinity currently serves on the Sexual Misconduct Taskforce of the Association for Jewish Studies and the Academic Advisory Council of the Jewish Women’s Archive and as a consultant at United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism as the Interfaith Specialist.
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Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI)

The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is a research institute of Brandeis University that promotes and shares research at the intersection of Jewish studies and women's and gender studies. We seek to put a gendered lens on all things Jewish.
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