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Special Additional Event: Mahnaz Afkhami- The Other Side of Silence



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The Other Side of Silence: A Memoir of Exile, Iran, and the Global Women's Movement




Mahnaz Afkhami

Founder and President, Women's Learning Partnership;
Executive Director, Foundation for Iranian Studies 


April 6, 2023
6:00- 8:00pm

PwC Auditorium
300 Madison Avenue
New York City

Also available on Zoom

If you plan to attend in person, please bring a copy of photo ID. The building's security team requires this for entry. 


A skilled storyteller who has spent her life in two worlds, Mahnaz Afkhami shares her unexpected and meteoric rise from unassuming English professor to a champion of women's rights in Iran; the clash between Western feminists and those from the Global South; and the challenges of international women's rights work during the so-called war on terror. Her journey through exile shows what it takes to launch and sustain a worldwide grassroots movement: funding, an ever-expanding network, conferences, education, and decades of hard work requiring individuals and organizations to persevere despite ongoing wars, humanitarian disasters, and climate change. Told with humor, honesty, and compassion, Afkhami's remarkable story illuminates the possibility of bringing opportunity and choice to women across the world.

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
PwC Auditorium
300 Madison Avenue
& Zoom  
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