“On the Frontlines of Democracy: Iran”

Online March 16, 2023 10:55 am - 11:20 am

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Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
Layla Yarjani
Sepideh Moafi

Widespread and persistent unrest – and perhaps the strongest challenge to the Islamic Republic since the 1979 Revolution – has followed the September 2022 death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman, Mahsa Jina Amini, who was detained when she failed to adhere to the strict Islamic dress code for females.

Emmy-nominated journalist Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani interviews two Iranian-American women working to amplify the voice of Iranians in their fight for democracy and human rights. Layla Yarjani, a humanitarian and creative entrepreneur, and founder of #CookforIran, and Sepideh Moafi, an actress and singer, a former refugee and an ambassador with the International Rescue Committee.