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“Iran Awakening: Human Rights, Islam and the West”
Date Wednesday May 10
Time 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley (located close to Sproul Gate)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKay Sato
Event @ the World Affairs Council, 5/10
What: “Iran Awakening: Human Rights, Islam and the West”
Who: Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize-winner for her efforts to promote human rights, particularly those of women, children, and political prisoners in Iran; the first Muslim woman and the first Iranian to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Event: As a lawyer and Iran's first female judge, Shirin Ebadi has led the call for changes in divorce and inheritance legislation. Ms. Ebadi challenges the narrow interpretation of Islam with a view that underscores the compatibility of Islam with democracy, human rights, and legal protection for women and children. She also challenges the West to discard misconceptions about Muslims. Ms. Ebadi chronicles the Iranian reformist movement and her exceptional life in her memoir Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope.
When: Wednesday, 10th; 11:30 AM, Program: Noon, Book signing to follow
Where: 155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley (located close to Sproul Gate)
Admission Costs: Council members, UCB students and faculty: Free, Nonmembers: $15, Cosponsors: $7, Non-UBC students: $5
Info: (415) 293-4600, info@wacsf.org, http://www.itsyourworld.org/program.php?page=1600
Cosponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of International Studies, and Cody's Books
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 19th, 2006 1:16 PM
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