Between the 15th and 17th centuries, in an attempt to eradicate the women-based power of midwives, wise old crones and healers, the church and state in Europe cooperated in the torture and executions of thousands of women accused of being witches. The Burning Times trenchantly and movingly explores this dark history, while suggesting that this widespread torture and killing of witches set the stage for modern society's acceptance of violence against women.
Location: Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238
This lecture is free and open to the community.
Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center 503.725.5640