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Education is Not a Crime: Higher Learning and the Bahai Community in Iran

November 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am

Education is Not a Crime: Higher Learning and the Bahai Community in Iran Thursday, November 9 @ 7:00 pm AM (Admissions Center) Rm. 189 Binghamton University Iran’s government bans Bahais from teaching or studying at Iranian universities. But they do teach and they do study& Join us for a screening of the documentary, To Light a Candle, written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker and journalist, Maziar Bahari. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7aE27GyMMo Read about the film here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/omid-memarian/to-light-a-candle-a-testi_b_5327085.html The screening will be followed by remarks and Q&A with Dr. Mina Yazdani, Associate Professor of History–Eastern Kentucky University, author of Higher Education under the Islamic Republic: The Case of the Baháís, Journal of Educational Controversy, vol. 10, no. 1, available here: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol10/iss1/7. Sponsored by the Dept. of Classical & Near Eastern Studies; the History Dept.; the Dept. of Sociology; the Cinema Dept.; the Dept. of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership; the Dept. of Human Development; the Middle East & North Africa Program (MENA); the Student Affairs Administration Program; and the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC); with support from the Harpur College Visiting Speaker Fund. Questions? Please email Ayse Baltacioglu-Brammer (abaltaci@binghamton.edu) or Omid Ghaemmaghami (omid@binghamton.edu)


November 9, 2017
12:00 am