What: Screening of the documentary ‘To Light a Candle’, directed by the renowned filmmaker Maziar Bahari, and panel discussion.
When: 30 September, 7-9.30pm.
Where: AIUK’s Human Rights Action Centre.
Baha’is are Iran’s largest religious minority. They are persecuted because of their faith, and barred from teaching and studying at university. But Baha’is do teach, and do study!
In 1987, the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) was established to give young Baha’is a chance to pursue knowledge and receive a quality education. It was an underground university with hundreds of students in Iran, and dozens of teachers in Iran and around the world.
In 2015 the film sparked the global ‘Education Is Not A Crime’ campaign for universal access to higher education. You can read about the campaign here: http://educationisnotacrime.me/
The confirmed speakers are:
– Tahirih Danesh, Senior Research Associate at The Foreign Policy London International Development Centre.
– Daniel Wheatley, Professor of British social history and human rights at the Syracuse University in London and Senior Diplomatic Officer for the Baha’i community of the UK.
IMPORTANT! Please register and buy your tickets (£3) under the following link:
All collected money will go to Amnesty International UK and the ‘Education is Not A Crime’ campaign.
Please note that doors open at 6.30pm and the film starts at 7pm. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session and the event will finish with a small drink reception.