The Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children is hosting their third forum of 2009. These forums provide opportunities for community and academic researchers and practioners to share their projects, to discuss relevant issues that are exciting and challenging, expected and unexpected, and to engage in lively dialogue.
Rosine Nimeh Mailloux
Violence Against Women in the Middle East
Wednesday, May 20th
Faculty of Education Building, Room 1118
Coffee and cookies will be provided.
Please RSVP to Lina Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org . Space is limited.
Rosine Nimeh Mailloux is the author of two books. The first is Mustard and Vinegar, a collection of short stories—self-published—about the true and riveting events in the lives of her ancestors in Turkey and their struggles to survive amid wars, poverty and prejudice. Her second book and first novel, The Madwoman of Bethlehem, is about the suffering of one woman, her sin, punishment and, finally, her redemption. Rosine was born in Bethlehem, Palestine, but raised in Jerusalem until 1948, when she was forced to flee to Bethlehem under gunfire. After high school, she taught in Hebron city for 2 years, then went to Arizona State University, sponsored by a church in Phoenix. She received her B.A. in 1961, and M.A. in English Language and Literature in 1963, after which she returned to teach in Ramallah, Jordan at a United Nations Teacher Training Centre for Refugee girls, mostly girls from the Gaza Strip. In 1967, she went to Schenectady, N.Y. to teach at Linton High School, then came to Ontario and taught for 28 years at Belle River District High School and Ecole Secondaire L’Essor.