Bahá'ís of Shoreline observe United Nations Human Rights Day with film event

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Bahá'ís of Shoreline are sponsoring an event in observance of United Nations Human Rights Day Sunday, December 9, 3-5 pm at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street.

Suitable for tweens and older, the event involves a documentary film, "Education Under Fire," followed by a moderated conversation.

The film describes actions of the current regime in Iran that systematically deny higher education to certain minorities, including adherents of the Baha'i Faith.  Produced by Single Arrow Productions and co-sponsored by Amnesty International,  the serious issues described in "Education Under Fire"  merited an open letter to the international academic community from  Nobel Peace Prize recipients Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu and President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta.

The 30-minute film is relevant to international studies, social justice, human rights, world history, political science, educational policy, and many other fields of study.

As stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26(1):

Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit (emphasis added).


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