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In Iran, the most digitally connected generation is leading change from the bottom up.

For Women, For Life, For Freedom: How Iran Protests are Inspiring a Paradigm Shift in the Struggle for a Better World

A roundtable discussion in the Global Café series


Presented by the Department of Political Studies and the Canadian International Council

Date: Friday, Nov. 25
Time: 4:30–9 pm
Location: Neatby Timlin Theatre, Arts Building Room 241, 9 Campus Dr., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

About this event

The most recent Iran anti-government and pro-human rights protests are led by teenage girls and young women, who have deemed current systems of governance beyond repair and reform. The most digitally connected generation of humanity is content and thriving in leading the changes from the bottom up, without any designated leaders to follow, and independent of all political and divisive associations. They are inspired to re-write the books, and are inspiring women across the region, and internationally.

Speaker roundtable

  • Fatemeh Shams – Persian Poet, Literary Scholar, Assistant Professor of Persian Literature
  • Lily Pourzand – Director of Programs and Services at Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region Inc., Expert in Gender Equality
  • Haleh Mirmiri – Graduate student in Women, Gender and Sexualities Studies at the University of Saskatchewan
  • Nazanin Shahrokni – Assistant Professor of Gender and Globalization, London School of Economics

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