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Education Is Not a Crime

Event Date: February 27, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

"The Baha'is are pleased to announce the launching of Education Is Not a Crime, an innovative new campaign designed to show support for all those denied access to higher education in Iran—including Bahá’ís—and to remind the world of the unjust imprisonment of the courageous educators and administrators who, through the Bahá’í Institute of Higher Education (BIHE), attempted to provide a workable alternative. The campaign will revolve around two elements: an interactive, multimedia website and a powerful new film, To Light a Candle, both produced by Off Centre Productions, a company owned by the noted Iranian-Canadian journalist, filmmaker, and human rights activist Maziar Bahari, who currently resides in the United Kingdom and has recently been the subject of a feature film, Rosewater, directed by TV personality Jon Stewart."

"The campaign will culminate in “Education Is Not a Crime Day” on February 27, 2015. On that date (or in its close vicinity), Bahá’í communities across the United States will host screenings of To Light a Candle, a 55-minute documentary that presents a compelling case for the Bahá’ís of Iran and their resilient response. Each screening will be followed by a discussion featuring a panel consisting of a well-known moderator, a former student of the BIHE, and a professor, journalist, or human rights activist familiar with the situation of Iran’s Bahá’ís."

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