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Exploring the Use of the Arts to Promote Human Rights in Iran

Exploring the Use of the Arts to Promote Human Rights in Iran

Monday, April 9, 2012 - 10:30pm

this program sponsored by Amnesty International will highlight the use of the arts to promote awareness and inspire creative activism on behalf of human rights in Iran.The program involves presenting examples of creative use of different media—film, photography, graphic novels, and music-- to engage larger and more diverse audiences and inspire them to imagine and carry out new forms of human rights activism and features the graphic novel Zahra's Paradise, the photo exhibit "Interrupted Lives" and the short film "Education Under Fire." (event to be held twice)

April 9 at the DePaul University Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton at 6:30 pm (near the Fullerton el stop)

April 12 at Northeastern Illinois University, Student Union in Alumni Hall, 5500 N. St. Louis Avenue, at 7 pm

Third event: 

Book signing event with Amir, the author of Zahra's Paradise, a graphic novel about the brutal repression of the post-2009 election protests in Iran. It is notable for both its beautiful artwork and moving prose and also for its potential to educate a wide audience about the tragic events in Iran just two summers ago.. April 11 at the Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Avenue at 7 pm

Contact Information: 

Elise Auerbach,


DePaul University Art Museum
935 W. Fullerton
Chicago , IL