Feminist theologian to speak at St. Scholastica

Gina Messina-Dysert

Gina Messina-Dysert

The College will host feminist theologian Gina Messina-Dysert for a free talk titled "Rape Culture, Spiritual Violence, and Visions of Healing" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 in the Mitchell Auditorium.

Messina-Dysert is dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Ursuline College, a Catholic liberal arts college in Ohio, and is co-founder of "Feminism and Religion," a global project with readers in 181 countries.

She writes for The Huffington Post, is author of "Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence," and most recently co-edited "Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay."

Messina-Dysert is a widely sought-after speaker and has appeared in the national news circuit including appearances on "Tavis Smiley" and MSNBC. She has also spoken at the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations to discuss matters impacting the lives of women around the world. Messina-Dysert is active in movements to end violence against women and explores opportunities for spiritual healing.