Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate to Speak at UIC

WHO/WHAT:
The University of Illinois at Chicago will host a talk by Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate.

WHEN:
April 25
4 p.m.

WHERE:
Student Center East
750 S. Halsted St.
Cardinal Room

DETAILS:
Ebadi, the first Iranian and first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, will speak about the challenges confronting movements for peace and human rights in the world today.

Ebadi’s work as a lawyer and human rights activist has focused on the rights of children and women. In 2001, she co-founded the Defenders of Human Rights Center.

She is a former judge in Tehran, where she was dismissed from the bench following the 1979 Islamic revolution. She has written many books, including her memoir “Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope.”

Admission is free. For more information, call (312) 413-2799.

The event is presented by the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.