HOW TO EMPOWER AND ‘UN-OTHER’ YOURSELF?: Inaugural Charo Uceda Lecture featuring Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

Empowerment is not given or awarded, but rather discovered within yourself. Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess endured years of violence, bombing and religious persecution during the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Bosnia in the early 1990s. In this inaugural Uceda lecture, she reveals how she survived some of the darkest, most terrifying moments in her life, and then found ways to empower herself as a first-generation immigrant to the United States. Her memoir and self-study of survival will be published in the fall of 2020 (Bloomsbury).

The Charo Uceda Women’s Empowerment Lecture Series will address issues and propose solutions to challenges affecting women related specifically to education policy, nutrition and psychology. This lecture series aims to raise awareness and inspire students, alumni and faculty to take action on behalf of women worldwide. Nationally and internationally renowned speakers will share their experiences and insights about overcoming adversity in order to promote the empowerment of women.