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Muslim Women Reclaiming Identity [Bazyabi Howiyat-e Zan-e Musalman]

A lecture by Tooran Valimorad, Journalist and writer based in Iran

Monday, February 13, 2012
3:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, 90095

Tooran Valimorad is an activist, journalist, and specialist on women's rights and has written extensively about Iranian women’s social and political status. Born in 1956, Ms. Valimorad was raised in Tehran, Iran. She graduated from the University of Tehran with a bachelor degree in Sociology and Cultural Management in Islamic Studies. During the first decade of the Iranian revolution, Ms. Valimorad has been one of the commentators and producers of various television programs pertaining to women and children. Ms. Valimorad is the elected research director of Jameye Zeinab ( Zeinab Society), a group of women's activists who have launched several campaigns, in order to overturn some of the discriminatory laws against women. She was also the former producer and spokeswoman for the Ordibehesht television series which tackled women’s issues in Iran. She is currently a commentator and researcher for various Iranian Films, which include “She was an Angel" and “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Ms. Valimorad has spoken at numerous conferences and written a number of books and articles on the subject of women’s status in the public and private domain of Iranian society. These include “The Bird of Dawn,” “Women, Family, and Life in Gharghi Village,” and “Status of Women in the Media.” She is currently one of the active members of Etelafe Islami Zanan (coalition of Muslim women) and the director and coordinator of Shabakeye Iran Zanan, which is dedicated to the work of Iranian women activists.

Lecture in both Persian and English

Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

(310) 825-1181

Sponsor(s): , Co-sponsored by the Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies at UCLA

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