Women Led Revolutions
Russell Sage sponsors Women’s History Month special guest speaker, Masih Alinejad, was just named one of Time Magazine’s 2023 Women of the Year! Join us Monday, March 20 at 6 pm for this exciting event!
Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-American journalist and women’s rights activist who gained worldwide attention when she removed her veil, or hijab, and posted a photo on her Facebook page standing proudly with her hair blowing in the wind. From that, My Stealthy Freedom was born—her viral social media campaign against compulsory hijab that became the biggest civil disobedience movement in the history of the Islamic Republic. Today, it has almost 11 million followers.
Iranian authorities responded violently, arresting protestors and violating their rights while in custody. Alinejad continues to oppose the compulsory hijab and to speak out in defense of fellow activists. She is one of the most prominent and vocal opposition figures challenging the Islamic Republic of Iran. She offers valuable insights into the unfolding protests in Iran and what it means for U.S. foreign policy.
Register here https://lnkd.in/g8WY4pYn
Date and Time
Monday Mar 20, 2023
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Russell Sage College
Bush Memorial Hall
free, registration required