Interrupted Lives: Portraits of Student Repression in Iran Will be at Northeastern Illinois University

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation (ABF) is pleased to announce the opening of its special exhibit, Interrupted Lives, at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.
In recent years, the government’s effort to silence students has intensified – especially in the wake of the 2009 presidential election– and thousands of students have been harassed, arrested, imprisoned, tortured and killed – for their peaceful activities claiming their most basic rights including freedom of expression, association, and assembly.  

Interrupted Lives will showcase stories from  Omid,  ABF’s web-based searchable memorial containing thousands of cases of assassinations and executions committed by Iranian government forces, along with texts from ABF’s Human Rights and Democracy Library. Photographs of young Iranian bloggers will also be displayed, as well as photographs by renowned professional photographers who have recently fled Iran.  

ABF hopes that this combination of art and evidence will effectively raise awareness of the plight of young Iranians whose hopes continue to be shattered, encourage solidarity on campuses around the U.S., and ultimately motivate visitors to further engage in and mobilize efforts toward combating injustice in Iran.  

We hope you will be able to join us during the week of April 10 – 13, 2012. 

Location: Northeastern Illinois University 
Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Building (Auditorium) 
301 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

This exhibit is co-sponsored with:

The Angelina Pedroso Center Diversity and Intercultural Affairs;
Amnesty International Student Club;
Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh Leadership Fund at NEIU;
Amnesty International Midwest Region

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