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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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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 session will be held virtually over Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to participants on the day of the program.

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  • Halton Hills Lecture Series - The Turkish Harem

    Registration opens September 2 and closes October 5.


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