From Iran to America: The Strengths and Struggles of Persian Jewish Women


Tuesday October 19

Time (Eastern Time)

2:00 PM  –  3:00 PM


Being an immigrant or first-generation American is never easy, and is often made more difficult as a woman. Many Persian Jewish women living in the United States understand this struggle as they must straddle the line between adhering to their families' expectations to be najeeb, or pure, and their own desires. 

Join the Museum for a program exploring what it means to be a Persian Jewish woman and a refugee living in the United States. This program will consist of a conversation between Esther Amini, the author of Concealed and Roya Hakakian, founding member of the Iranian Human Rights Documentation Center and author of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary IranThe conversation will be moderated by Saba Soomekh, Associate Director of the American Jewish Committee - Los Angeles and author of From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women Between Religion and Culture