Halton Hills Lecture Series: The Turkish Harem
History & heritage
Enter into the forbidden world of the Harem, a place that was ‘hidden’, a segregated place for women that existed in many cultures around the world. Explore these secret, gilded cages with presenter Lianne Harris as she draws back the veil and reveals the rules, obligations, political agendas, and mysteries of harem culture in Turkey and learn of real women--and the men--who were destined to live behind its uncompromising walls. Lianne Harris has been a history, culture and social studies resource specialist with the Toronto District School Board almost 20 years and has been the guest instructor and workshop leader for teachers across many boards in Southern Ontario. To date she has taught over 80,000 teachers and students. In 2003, she was selected by W.O.M.A.D. as one of Toronto’s Women of Influence. She is the author of many books including two medieval novels and non-fiction books on Bangladesh, India, great women in history, historical clothing and costuming, and world travel photography. She is a contributing author of the Canadian best seller business book, The Power of Women United. Pursuing her love of art, she has been an exhibiting artist at the Royal Ontario Museum, Roy Thomson Hall, The IDA Gallery, and The Shaw Festival. Program offered in partnership with CFUW-Georgetown. Registration required.
This event is free.
Halton Hills Public Library
For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community. For Culture Days this year, the Library will host a wide variety of activities for all age groups in various artistic disciplines. Please join us online or in branch to learn more about Culture Days at the Library, including the programs, venues, dates and times; as well as the arts and culture opportunities available in Halton Hills year-round. Plus, you can follow and engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube for the latest updates. For more information on library programs, services, hours of operation and access to the online catalogue, please visit www.hhpl.on.ca.
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For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community....
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