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Please join us for a virtual webinar reviewing the historical, political and cultural dynamics of the brutalities against Black people in American society, the impact of these dynamics on the Iranian American diaspora society and the role of the diaspora as an ally.

We ask that you register for the Zoom webinar below. If the webinar reaches full capacity and you are unable to join, you may also livestream this panel on UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture’s Facebook page.


The Iranian American Diaspora and The Black Lives Matter Movement

Wednesday, July 22 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Register for Zoom link here





Dr. Cornel West
Professor of the practice of public philosophy, Harvard University



Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi
Professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology, Ohio Wesleyan University



Dr. Touraj Daryaee
Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies & Culture, professor of history, UCI




Dr. Annahita Mahdavi
Associate professor of social sciences, Long Beach City College


UCI Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies