The City of West Hollywood is hosting Human Rights Speakers Series virtual panel discussion: Women’s Rights Violations in Iran. The free event will discuss the severe restrictions for women in Iran where women confront serious discrimination and inequality on issues such as marriage, divorce, child custody, employment, inheritance, and political office.
In recognition of Women’s History Month, this HumanRights Speakers Series panel discussion will feature Iranian Women from different religions and cultures to discuss these pressing issues and injustices. The discussion will be livestreamed on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 6 p.m. Registration is requested via Eventbrite: https://hrss-2022mar29.
The panel will include Hanieh Jodat Barnes, President and Co-Founder, Muslim Delegates and Allies; Naeema Eckfeld, Secretary of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the City of Los Angeles; Mitra Samani, Board of Directors & California Director, Women’s Freedom Forum; and Elham Yaghoubian, Founder, Iran-Israel Alliance of Nations. City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Sepi Shyne will moderate the discussion.
The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series brings together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national, and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. The series reflects the City’s commitment to human rightsand core value of Respect and Support for People.
For additional information about the Human Rights Speakers Series, please visit www.weho.org/hrss.
The City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division delivers a broad array of arts programs including Art on the Outside (temporary public art), City Poet Laureate, Drag Queen Story Hour, Free Theatre in the Parks, Grants, Holiday Programming, Human RightsSpeaker Series, Library Exhibits, National Poetry Month, One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, Summer Sounds + Winter Sounds, Urban Art (permanent public art), and WeHo Reads.