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Call to Action: President Jimmy Carter 22 Sept. 2014 | 5 p.m. | Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse

President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, will kick-off the 2014-15 Diversity Lecture Series. Mr. and Mrs. Carter will discuss human rights, racial diversity and social justice.

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A Call to Action - Jimmy Carter
Call Number: Circulating 323.34 C245 also AV 323.34 C245c
ISBN: 9781476773957
Publication Date: 2014-03-25
"The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action.... His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare....This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all."


GRCC A Call to Action Study Guide


Women's Health

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Female Genital Cutting, Women's Health and Development - Khama Rogo; Tshiya Subayi; Nahid Toubia; Eiman Hussein Sharief
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780821371831
Publication Date: 2007-08-22
... provides a comprehensive understanding of the issue of femal genital mutiliation/cutting-scope, challenges, opportunities, best practices, and how communities, development agencies, and national governments can work together to eliminate the practices on the ground.

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Transcultural Bodies - Ylva Hernlund; Bettina Shell-Duncan
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780813540252
Publication Date: 2007-06-07
Female circumcision or, more precisely, female genital cutting (FGC), remains an important cultural practice in many African countries, often serving as a coming-of-age ritual. It is also a practice that has generated international dispute and continues to be at the center of debates over women's rights, the limits of cultural pluralism, the balance of power between local cultures, international human rights, and feminist activism.


Women's Rights

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Feminism and Women's Rights Worldwide - Michele A. Paludi (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 305.42 F349p 2010 (3 volume set)
ISBN: 9780313375965
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
It has been a hard journey for women's rights-from the Seneca Falls Conference to the 19th amendment, from The Feminine Mystique to historic bids for high political office. But for all the triumphs, how far has progress toward true gender equality for all women really come? Where is it headed? How do we make sure today's generation understands the struggle to get to this point?

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Political Worlds of Women - Mary Hawkesworth
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license - also Circulating 320.082 H313
ISBN: 9780813344959
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
...provides a comprehensive overview of women's political activism, comparing formal and informal channels of power from official institutions of state to grassroots mobilizations and Internet campaigns.

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Women's Rights as Multicultural Claims - Monica Mookherjee
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780748632794
Publication Date: 2009-01-26
Reconciles women's rights with multiculturalism--a central problem in contemporary political theory.


Changing the World?

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An Agenda for the 21st Century - Rushworth M. Kidder
Call Number: 303.4909 AG35
ISBN: 0262111284
Publication Date: 1987-12-04

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To Repair the World - Paul Farmer; Jonathan Weigel (Editor); Bill Clinton (Foreword by)
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780520275973
Publication Date: 2013-05-01
Farmer challenges readers to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights.

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What's Next - Jane Buckingham; Tiffany Ward (As told to)
Call Number: Circulating 973.93 B856w
ISBN: 9780060885359
Publication Date: 2008-01-22
Jane Buckingham presents a collection of 50 wide-ranging essays, all asking those people at the top of their field what their predictions are for the future of their industry or area of interest.

Human Rights - United Nations
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights.


Capital Punishment

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Deterrence and the Death Penalty - Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty; Law and Justice Committee; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Staff; Daniel S. Nagin (Editor); National Research Council (U.S) Staff; John V. Pepper (Editor)
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780309254168
Publication Date: 2012-05-10
Many studies during the past few decades have sought to determine whether the death penalty has any deterrent effect on homicide rates. Researchers have reached widely varying, even contradictory, conclusions.

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The Death Penalty - Roger Hood
Call Number: Circulating 364.66 H761d
ISBN: 0199251290
Publication Date: 2003-02-06
Despite growing pressure for the death penalty's abolition, the year 2000 saw over 1000 people executed in China, some 123 in Saudi Arabia, 75 in Iran, and 85 in the United States of America (figures: Amnesty International).

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When the State No Longer Kills - Sangmin Bae
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780791472071
Publication Date: 2007-08-01
Why some countries comply with international norms against the death penalty while others do not.


Sexual Assault

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Crimes Against Women - Eileen Servidio; David Wingeate Pike (Editor)
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9781616684808
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
So long as women are considered inferior human beings, crimes against women will not be considered as crimes against humanity. The problem cannot be solved simply by women achieving economic freedom and education, but can only be solved by exposing, and then changing, cultural traditions, customs and religious practices that harm humanity by debasing women.

Steubenville: After the Party's Over - ABC News Productions.
Call Number: Streaming video
Publication Date: 2013
Steubenville High School used to be known for touchdowns, not trials, until two football heroes were charged with and convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl during a post-game victory celebration.

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Terror in the Heart of Freedom - Hannah Rosen
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780807832028
Publication Date: 2009-02-01
.... By connecting histories of rape and discourses of "social equality" with struggles over citizenship, Rosen shows how gendered violence and gendered rhetorics of race together produced a climate of terror for black men and women seeking to exercise their new rights as citizens. Linking political events at the city, state, and regional levels, Rosen places gender and sexual violence at the heart of understanding the reconsolidation of race and racism in the postemancipation United States.


President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter Diversity Lecture -- September 22, 2014


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Gender Equality and Religion

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Catholics, Conflicts and Choices - Angela Coco
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9781844656516
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
Many Catholics today are disenchanted with the Church's continuing distrust of women and laity. But, despite this widespread dissatisfaction, traditional power relations have hardly changed over the last century. Catholics, Conflicts and Choices presents detailed interviews with lay people, priests, Sisters, and Christian Brothers, each discussing their personal struggles with church teachings and practices.

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Evangelical Christian Women - Julie Ingersoll
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780814737705
Publication Date: 2003-12-01
... draws on two years of ethnographic research nationwide to shed new light on the gender conflict faced by women in evangelical Christianity.

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Gender, Religion, and Family Law - Lisa Fishbayn Joffe (Editor); Sylvia Neil (Editor)
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9781611683257
Publication Date: 2012-12-11
In many regions of the world, rights guaranteed under the civil law, including rights to gender equality within marriage and rights in the distribution of family property and child custody upon divorce, are in conflict with the principles of religious law.

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New Women of the Old Faith - Kathleen Sprows Cummings
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780807832493
Publication Date: 2009-02-15
American Catholic women rarely surface as protagonists in histories of the United States. Offering a new perspective, Kathleen Sprows Cummings places Catholic women at the forefront of two defining developments of the Progressive Era: the emergence of the "New Woman" and Catholics' struggle to define their place in American culture.

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Self-Determination and Women's Rights in Muslim Societies - Chitra Raghavan (Editor); James P. Levine (Editor); Jeremy Travis (Contribution by)
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9781611682793
Publication Date: 2012-07-10
Contradicting the views commonly held by westerners, many Muslim countries in fact engage in a wide spectrum of reform, with the status of women as a central dimension. This anthology counters the myth that Islam and feminism are always or necessarily in opposition.


Slavery & Prostitution

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Defining Human Trafficking and Identifying Its Victims - Venla Roth
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9789004209244
Publication Date: 2011-12-09
Trafficking in human beings has become a major international concern in the last two decades.

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Disposable People - Kevin Bales
Call Number: e-book - multiple user license
ISBN: 9780520243842
Publication Date: 2004-11-16
Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions.

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Human Trafficking - Margaret Haerens (Editor)
Call Number: Circulating 306.362 H880
ISBN: 9780737756586
Publication Date: 2011-10-14


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