Do people marry for greater health, love, financial security, socio-cultural norms, or family and religious obligations? If each person is shaped by very unique bio-psycho-social-cultural factors which contribute to the presentation of their personality, value and belief systems, then marriages are truly more complex than many of us are lead to believe. Some people can and will easily be married, while others have historical, religious and legal barriers to union. What is marriage, why is it so important, and how is it changing? Let’s talk about it together with Sara Juli, a sociologist, and two community members.
This panel discussion will be led by Atiim Boykin, co-director of engagement, community programs at Portland Ovations. Atiim is also a marriage and family therapist. This panel will include a sociologist, a psychologist, and two community members, one from a same gender and anther from an opposite gender marriage. Panelists will explore the construct of marriage, and dive into its’ historical, culture, gender, religious, and legal norms.
The panel discussion takes place in the University Events Room, 7th floor of the Glickman Library on the USM Portland Campus..
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