Kiana Karimi and Rees Erlich on Iranian Activism

program date: 
Fri, 01/08/2010

Two talks:  Kiana Karimi and Rees ErlichKiana Karimi is a women's rights activist and a member of One Million Signatures Campaign, a peaceful grassroots movement for gender equality that has sprung from the efforts of Iranian women inside Iran. The Campaign officially launched on August 27, 2006, it aims to collect one million signatures in support of a petition addressed to the Iranian Parliament asking for the revision and reform of current laws, which discriminate against women. Although the campaign is legal within the Iranian constitution, 43 activists have spent time in jail so far; some have received prison sentences and many have been freed on probation or such high bail that their activism has been suppressed.    Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich had just returned from Iran, where he was covering the recent elections. Hear a first-hand account from the streets of Iran from the author of  The Iran Agenda.  The event was sponsored by the American Iranian Friendship Council, aifcpdx.org

 

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