Human Rights, Human Progress: an Evening with Shirin Ebadi
Friday, April 6, 7-8:30 PM
Straub Hall 156
At age 22, Shirin Ebadi became the first woman to hold the office of Judge in Iran, but when Ayatollah Khomeini took leadership in 1979, he prohibited women from holding public office, and she was demoted to legal clerk. Despite many threats and the urging of friends to flee, she remained in Iran, practicing law to defend the rights of women and children. For her years of this tireless work, she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, becoming the first Muslim woman to do so. Ms Ebadi will share her thoughts on human rights in Iran and around the world, as well as our progress toward peace and justice in the nuclear age. As the 4th annual Nobel Peace Laureate lecture, presented by PeaceJam Northwest in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s Office of International Affairs, this lecture is free and open to the public.
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