Transcending Governments & Media: A Dialogue with Iranian People

January 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Meeting Room A
Iowa City Public Library

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location: Iowa City Public Library, Mtg Room A
Event Type: Lectures/Discussions
Event Sponsor(s): Social Work Student Association & Graduate Student Social Work Association

Students in The University of Iowa School of Social Work in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host a panel discussion about Iran as part of the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Week. Transcending Governments and Media: A Dialogue with Iranian People will be held Wednesday, January 18th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. The event is free and open to the public. Atekeh Sadat Mousavi Rad, a graduate student in The School of Social Work, proposed the idea of a panel as a way to dispel misconceptions about her country promoted by the media.
“The people of Iran are different from the government of Iran, but the media rarely makes those distinctions. People in the US seem to know very little about the real Iran”, Ateheh said.
The panel will consist of Iranians who wish to bridge the cultural gap that exists between the US and their country by welcoming questions and conversation. For more information, contact atekehsadat-mousavirad@uiowa.edu