The Iranian women’s revolution: A panel discussion on historical context, impacts and more

The death of Jina Mahsa Amini on Sept. 16 has sparked historic demonstrations centered on women’s socio-political rights, human rights and regime change in Iran. Over the past month, tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets across the country to protest the Iranian government’s treatment of girls and women. The women-led protests have shaken Iranian society and the government has brutally responded with tear gas, bullets, kidnappings, arrests and internet blackouts. Despite the government’s violent crackdown, protests have only widened with workers in the oil and energy sector staging strikes in solidarity. This movement has the potential to affect struggles for women’s rights and human rights globally.

The panel will be moderated by A. Marie Ranjbar (Assistant Professor in Women and Gender Studies) with reflections by:

  • Shideh Dashti (associate professor in civil, environmental and architectural engineering).
  • Nabil Echchaibi (associate professor in media studies).
  • Nader Hashemi (associate professor in international studies, University of Denver).
  • Poupeh Missaghi (assistant professor in creative writing and literary studies, University of Denver).
  • Samira Rajabi (assistant professor in media studies).
  • Shawhin Roudbari (assistant professor in environmental design).
  • Neda Shaban (doctoral student in geography).

Please join us for a public discussion of the historical context, symbolism, and impacts of women’s rights protests. This is an opportunity to share in solidarity, connect, learn, hold community and brainstorm actions. Refreshments will be served.

This event is cosponsored by Women and Gender Studies (WGST), Community Engaged Design and Research (CEDaR), the Center for Media, Religion, and Culture (CMRC) and the Center for Asian Studies (CAS).

Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE), E422

Event Type

Lecture/Presentation, Featured Event


Students, Faculty, General Public, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, International Students, Staff

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