As conditions for women worsen in the U.S., this International Women’s Day offers a good occasion to examine the case for both public and private expressions of compassion. What is compassion? How do we promote it? How is it discouraged? What role does this emotion play in Unitarian Universalist principles? To consider these questions, Estella will turn to Martha Nussbaum, a “Renaissance woman” and philosopher at the University of Chicago.
Estella Lauter has spoken several times at the UUFDC on International Women’s Day about topics related to equality, justice and recognition for women at home and abroad. She helped to found the Women’s Studies program at UW Green Bay and rounded out her teaching career at UW Oshkosh.