6th Annual Suryoyto Women’s Day

29 Oct

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, under the auspices of His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak, the Suryoyto Women’s Group hosted their 6thannual Suryoyto Women’s Day event. This year’s theme was “Passing on the Language of Jesus”, presented by keynote speaker Prof. Laura Kalin of Princeton University. The evening began with a cocktail hour, followed by opening remarks by His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak. Prof. Laura Kalin then presented a lecture on the important role women have in passing on the Syriac language. Prof. Kalin discussed the ability of children to learn more than one language, the varieties of Aramaic that are currently spoken throughout the world, how they differ, and ways in which to preserve the Syriac language. The evening concluded with an interactive group activity discussing the role of women in preserving the Syriac heritage through language.

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