Nobel Peace Prize laureate and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi is returning to the University of Toronto to deliver a lecture on the women’s uprising in Iran. Ebadi, an honorary doctorate holder at the University, is known worldwide for staunchly supporting the rights of women, children and refugees in Iran.
Ebadi will deliver her lecture, “Women, Life, Liberty: Human Rights and the Women’s Uprising in Iran,” on September 22 in Convocation Hall. Ebadi’s visit coincides with the one-year anniversary of the start of the Iranian “Woman, Life, Liberty” movement that began in response to the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.
The lecture is a partnership with U of T’s Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science, a world leader in the study of Iranian history and culture. The institute runs regular symposiums, including in the weeks leading up to Ebadi’s lecture.