Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series welcomes Shira Richter

Shira Richter

Jewish Federation of St. Louis will welcome Shira Richter, an Israeli multidisciplinary feminist artist, for the next events in the Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series, set for Sept. 12 and 13.

Richter is the director of an award-winning adventure film about women’s and mother’s voices regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the creator of acclaimed photography exhibitions and installations about the value and economic status of mothers, fathers and other careers in society. She is a visual performance lecturer, writer, curator and advocate for inclusion of gender studies in the formal educational system, changing the definition of postpartum depression, a supporter of moderate voices and context-based evaluation. 

In St. Louis, Richter will present a visual lecture on “Being a Woman Who Loves Men and Hates War” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Richter visually tells how love for a man taught her about the mysterious disappearance of a woman’s secret and forgotten power, and how it connects to big picture economics and politics. The presentation includes a variety of artistic images, story, a context, interesting facts from different disciplines and some humor.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, Richter presents “Do We Value Our Values?” She will draw connections between the personal “little” story of becoming a mother/parent and the “bigger” story of global economics. This is a perspective of an enthusiastic and idealistic feminist artist who realizes we mean good, but tend to trip on the gap between word and actions.

Both events will take place at Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Brown bag lunches welcome. Drinks and dessert will be provided; dietary laws observed.

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 For more information and to RSVP, contact Stephanie Schultz at [email protected] or 314-442-3763. 

This event is co-sponsored by Sh’ma: Listen! Speaker Series, Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library and the Center for Jewish Learning. Sh’ma: Listen! is made possible through the support of the Lubin-Green Foundation, a supporting foundation of Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and Hank Webber and Chris Jacobs.