STU Human Rights and Campus Ministry present a Special Showing of To Light a Candle

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maxresdefaultSTU Human Rights and STU Campus Ministry will host a free special showing of To Light a Candle.

Through personal stories and dramatic archive footage, To Light a Candle gives a powerful account of the Baha’i people in Iran, a religious minority that builds solidarity, resilience and pride among its people through its passion for education. With the establishment of the informal Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE) in 1987, the Baha’i Faith – which has its roots in Iran – has championed equality and non-violence and garnered support from educationalists around the world to further its aim. Forbidden from attending or teaching at universities in Iran after the 1979 Islamic revolution, the students and teachers face enormous obstacles: classes are held at people’s houses in secret, with the threat of arrest part of everyday life. The filmmaker Maziar Bahari was the subject of Rosewater, a film which he produced with Jon Stewart of The Daily Show.

To Light A Candle | February 24, 2015 | Sir James Dunn Hall, St. Thomas University, in Room G-1 | 7:00PM

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