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The global abuse of women

In A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, President Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence against women and girls. Wanda Sobieski responds to his book in this recording.

“Carter makes a well-documented argument that the worst of prejudice, discrimination, wars, violence, distorted interpretations of religious texts, physical and mental abuse, poverty and disease fall disproportionately on women and girls,” Sobieski says. “He concludes with a Call to Action list of 23 very specific steps we can take individually and/or collectively to address this worldwide challenge.”

Wanda Sobieski joined Baker, Worthington, Crossley, Stansberry & Woolf law firm in 1982, becoming the first woman partner in the hundred-year history of the firm. She established her own law firm in 1993.

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Melissa Brenneman

Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.