Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Documentary on persecution of Baha'is to be shown at Michigan Tech Dec. 6

HOUGHTON -- Michigan Tech's Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) and International Programs and Services (IPS) will host the stimulating documentary Education Under Fire from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Fisher 325.

At the Portage Lake District Library last May, Michigan Tech Professor Saeid Nooshabadi, right, speaks about the persecution of Baha'is in Iran and answers questions on the film Education Under Fire, which he and his wife, Laleh Vahdat (standing in background), presented to a community audience. The film will be shown this Thursday, Dec. 6, at Michigan Tech. (Keweenaw Now file photo) *

Education Under Fire tells the story of the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE), a community-run initiative in Iran that serves young Baha'is who are barred from university because of their religious beliefs. Following the presentation will be a facilitated discussion by Laleh Vahdat and Sundra Moyyad, members of the Baha'i Faith, and Michigan Tech Professor Saeid Nooshabadi.

This event is sponsored by IPS and Nooshabadi. For more information, contact CDI at 487-2920. For information about upcoming diversity-related events, email Renee Wells at rrwells@mtu.edu.

Click here for specific information about the film.

*Editor's Note: Click here to see our Sept. 7 article about this documentary.

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