We gather together to pay tribute to Bahá'ís in Iran and to draw attention to their sacrifices.
"You have demonstrated in the example of your lives that the proper response to oppression is neither to succumb in resignation nor to take on the characteristics of the oppressor." - The Universal House of Justice
Bahá'ís from communities in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area will host a public gathering in support of religious freedom and human rights in Iran on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m. at the Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University. The event is dedicated to seven Iranian Baha’i leaders who have been imprisoned in Tehran for more than a year on false charges stemming from their membership with the country’s Baha’i religious minority.
- What: A moving and dignified evening of arts, multimedia and presentations.
- When: Saturday Sept 12th, 2009 - 7PM
- Where: George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium. 730 21st St NW, Washington, DC (map below)
- Admission: This event is free and open to the public.
- Ms. Shohreh Aghdashloo, Academy Award Nominated Actress, House of Sand & Fog, The Stoning of Soraya M.
- Dr. Azar Nafisi, Johns Hopkins Visiting Professor and NY Times Bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
- Dr. Dwight Bashir, Associate Director for Policy - US Commission on International Religious Freedom
The program will also feature arts and a moving multimedia presentation with comments from local Washington DC Metro Area Bahá'ís that have been personally affected by the continued persecution in Iran.
Visit the national Baha'i web site IRAN.BAHAI.US for the latest information about the persecution of Baha'is in Iran
Please click map for interactive version.
Official Invite for event. To grab it - right click mouse and choose 'save image as'.
We also have a Persian language version of the event ad - right click and 'save as' to grab it.