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Panel: Unifying Perspectives on the Revolution in Iran

December 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Crowd of people holding signs at a solidarity demonstration in Berlin related to Mahsa Amini protests in Iran.

Registration and more information: https://www.menafilmfestival.com/events/whats-next-a-panel-on-the-2022-iranian-revolution

We welcome your participation for a moderated panel discussion focusing on the struggle for liberation and human dignity as a global movement for Iran. What started as a protest has now become a full blown Revolution in Iran with ongoing support from Iranians and non-iranians across the globe. With no defined leader spearheading this Revolution, we are seeing members of all facets of Iranian society stepping up to be heard. Those speaking up in Iran are being imprisoned and tortured, leaving those outside of Iran to represent the collective movement as best they can.

But who are these voices and what are the different perspectives?

Our panel discussion will address this important issue. We have gathered a number of thought-leaders within the Iranian community outside of Iran to bring to you their varying perspectives. Our mission is to create a night of respectful dialogue with one overarching goal in mind – how do we support the people of Iran to gain their freedom while creating a democratic free country?

Our event will consist of a moderated panel discussion along with a pre-recorded session with key guest speakers who are unable to make it to our live event but who bring an interesting lens to the bigger discussion. Our evening will also feature music performances and an audience Q&A to discuss messaging and strategies for union among the divergent voices of this monumental Iranian Revolution.

This panel is a community organized and funded initiative. Please consider making a donation at our Gofundme page to help make this event and more like it possible.

This panel is brought to you with support from UBC Community Engagement, Simon Fraser University and the SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies, and in partnership with MENA Film Festival and other grassroots organizations across Vancouver, including We Are Mahsa Amini.