“TO LIGHT A CANDLE” Film Screenings

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February Events part 2 – All are invited!

The 55-minute documentary film “To Light a Candle” by Maziar Bahari sparked the global “Education Is Not A Crime” campaign for universal access to higher education. The campaign has been endorsed by a string of Nobel laureates and other prominent figures around the world.

The Baha’is are Iran’s largest religious minority. They are persecuted because of their faith, and barred from teaching and studying at university. But Baha’is do teach, and do study. The Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) was established in 1987 to give young Baha’is a chance to pursue knowledge and receive a quality education. The informal courses take place in homes, via mail correspondence, and with online lectures. The Iranian government regularly raids BIHE classes and arrests its students and teachers. Hundreds of Baha’is have been jailed simply for teaching and studying at BIHE. Yet, many Muslim Iranians support the right of the Baha’is to higher education and fight for the full enjoyment of civil and human rights by all Baha’is. Maziar Bahari’s To Light a Candle is a hopeful story of the BIHE and Iran.

You can help by visiting http://educationisnotacrime.me
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Free admission to all showings.

Please visit the website calendar at portlandbahai.org for the complete listing of activities around the metro area, including devotional gatherings.  The website is also the place to check last-minute changes in events.

Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Wed., Feb. 25,
6:00pm – 8:00pm.
505 G Avenue,
Lake Oswego, OR 97034.
For more information please call Jan at  503 639-8919 or Ellie at 408 425-5703.
Vancouver, Washington Clark College Fri., Feb. 27,
12:00pm – 2:00pm.
PUB Room 161,
1933 Fort Vancouver Way,
Vancouver, WA 98663.
For more information on local Baha’is or on this film please call Narges at (360) 281- 8326.
Wilsonville Public Library Fri., Feb. 27,
6:00pm – 8:00pm.
8200 SW Wilsonville Rd,
Wilsonville, OR 97070.
Farah Ramchandani and Roya Cone will answer questions after the film.  For more information please call Terry at 971 998-6083.
Hillsboro Main Library Fri, Feb. 27,
7:00pm – 9:00pm.
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway
Hillsboro, OR 97124.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with moderator Stephen Phelps and panel members Ghazaleh Vargha and Loni Bramson.
Portland OHSU MacDonald Auditorium Mon., Mar. 2,
6:00pm – 8:00pm.
3375 SW Terwilliger Blvd.,
Portland OR 97239.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion.
Sponsored by OHSU Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please contact
John D. Ng, MD, MS, FACS ngj@ohus.edu
Layla Garrigues, PhD, RN garrigue@ohsu.edu
Alyssa Harris, DMD Candidate 2015
harrialy@ohsu.edu; 971-373-4043.