Discussion, film screening to examine educational equity in Iran

August 28, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State student who is a graduate of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education, an underground university in Iran for members of the Baha’i faith, will share her experiences during a panel discussion and film screening at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in 111 Chambers Building at University Park.

Hosted by the Baha’i Campus Association at Penn State, the discussion will raise awareness of international educational equity and shed light on the student’s educational experiences in Iran, where she was denied access to postsecondary education as a religious minority. The discussion, which also will feature an Iranian artist as well as Ashley Patterson, an education scholar, will be followed by a screening of the documentary “Changing the World, One Wall at a Time.”

The film, produced by #NotACrime, documents one of the world’s largest street-art campaigns, which creates murals promoting educational equality. In particular, the campaign draws attention to the human rights of Iranians who belong to the Baha’i faith.

The discussion and film screening are both open to the public. For more information, email bahai@psu.edu.

  • Changing the World One Wall at a Time
    IMAGE: Courtesy #NotACrime
Last Updated August 28, 2017