On September 13, 2022, MAHSA JINA AMINI, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, was arrested and detained by morality police for the crime of "bad hijab" (immodest attire) and later died in detention. Many Iranians believed she was brutally beaten to death, and the outrage and peaceful protests that followed her death have been met with a violent crackdown by state police. As many as 233 people have been killed in protests throughout Iran. Join UC Davis professors and graduate students for a panel discussing current events in the light of Iran’s recent history and politics; Islamic Law and hijab; and the experience of being a student abroad while one’s home country is in turmoil.
Amy Motlagh, Bita Daryabari Presidential Chair in Persian Language and Literature
Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Mahya Saffarpour, Graduate Student & Member of Iranian Student Association