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After the War in Yugoslavia: Survivors of Sexual Violence and Memory
WHEN: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: International Rescue Committee, 122 East 42nd Street, Conf. Room 11A, B.
WHO: Dr. Indira Kajosevic Skoric is the cofounder and executive director of Reconciliation and Culture Cooperative Network, an organization that works with immigrants from the Western Balkans. She teaches at the Vermont State Colleges, and has been a guest lecturer at Yale University, Columbia University and The New School. Skoric holds a PhD from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. She is currently researching trauma and the process of reconciliation. She is a Women’s Refugee Commission Board Member.
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: Dr. Skoric will speak about the oral history study she undertook for her PhD dissertation. The core question of the research was: “How did organizing for women’s advocacy affect survivors of rape (Bosniak and Kosovar Muslim women)?” The study illuminates the complexities young women who have suffered sexual violence face as they transition to adulthood, and how mobilizing with other survivors affects them.
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