Join us for an evening to explore Persian Wom=n and their role in uniting humanity through their art. Local artist Mitra will explore an array of wom=n artists: Simin Beh-bahani, (1927-2014), an activist, lyricist, writer and contemporary poet nominated for the Noble prize; Forouq Farrok_Zad,(1935-1957), a controversial, feminist, modernist poet and film director. She created the acclaimed documentary “The House is a Black” about a leper’s colony; and, Parvin E-tesami (1907-1941), a classical/modern poet who was a pro-education mystic and exposed issues concerning wom=n injustices, labor rights, equitable education. Mitra Kamali, a fine artist and petroleum engineer of Persian heritage, shares her artistic vision of life through paintings that speak from a timeless world view. Mitra believes that creating art enhances self-realization and opens the mind to view the inner and outer world through the eyes of symbolism. Mitra is an active board member of Cultural Arts Coalition (CAC) since 2005.
This program is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities and are part of the Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States Grant.