Middle East Studies

Panel | Woman Life Freedom: The Art, Music, and Poetry of Recent Protests in Iran

Woman Life Freedom Poster. November 17 at 12pm

Friday, November 17, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Webinar - Registration Required

About the Event
Apart from its feminist edge and the extraordinary bravery of the youth, one prominent feature of Iran's 2022-23 Woman Life Freedom uprising has been the prolific production and creative use of arts, music and poetry as major means of political activism and protest. Since the tragic murder of the 22-year-old Mahsa Zhina Amini by the "morality police," protesters have put together words, images, music and movement to express their frustrations against the injustices of the state and to demand their rights to life, youthfulness and freedom. Slogans, poetry, songs, video clips, paintings, graffiti and dances are produced and performed by young artists and ordinary participants alike. In this online event, we will be in conversation with two distinguished experts in Iranian politics, culture and arts to discuss how women have reclaimed their voices for life and freedom and to analyze the emerging characteristics of Iranian art of protest since the start of the uprisings. 

Their recent pieces on Woman Life Freedom can be found here.

Arts & Social Change
Virtual Event
Workshops, Conferences, Seminars

Organizer: Mehrdad Babadi, Omar Khayyam postdoctoral research associate in Iranian Studies

Nadje Al-Ali, Brown University
Nahid Siamdoust, University of Texas, Austin
Pamela Karimi, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth