Voices of struggle, Voices for change
US War Policy and Human Rights in Iran
Tune in to Radio Intifada Thursday, August 14th, to hear activists involved in Iran's democracy movement abroad discuss the struggle for democracy and how the current threat of war with Iran impacts the movement, activism and human rights.
Roja Bandari is a PhD student in electrical engineering at UCLA. She is one of the founders of the Campaign for One Million Signature of Iran to change discriminatory family laws effecting women in Iran.
Elahe Amani is a gender, peace and social justice activist. She has taught courses on the Global Women's Movement and Women in Cross Cultural Perspectives at the California State University (CSU), Long Beach and Fullerton. She is currently chair of the Women's Intercultural Network (WIN), a global women's organization Amani has been active with the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and taken part in several panels on issues related to women's human rights.
Niki Akhavan is a board member of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran. She received her Phd from the University of California in June 2007 with a thesis examining the relationship between new media and Iranian politics. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the Catholic University of America where she will begin teaching in the fall.
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Produced and hosted by Farah Davari, with Lucy Der Tawitian, SWANA (South and West Asia and North Africa) Collective of KPFK