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Lecturer to respond to debate on gender in Yoruba religious traditions, Nov. 12

lecture on "Imagining the Power of the Goddess: Gender in Yoruba Religious Traditions and Modernity" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in McCosh 28.

The speaker will be Jacob Olupona, director of the Program in African-American and African Studies and a professor of history of religions at the University of California-Davis. His research focuses on women, gender and African immigrant religious communities. He is the president of the African Association for the Study of Religions and chair of the American Academy of Religion's Committee on International Connections.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion and is a component of the Women and Religion in the African Diaspora Project, funded by the Ford Foundation. For more information, contact Anita Kline at (609) 258-5545.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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