Jin, Jiyan, Azadi: Visual Diaries of the Iranian Feminist Revolution
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Doors at 4:00, Program at 5:00
Southern Exposure and the Taneen Working Group present an event and conversation series exploring the ongoing Iranian feminist revolutionary movement. This event series will make space for dialogue, connection, and process in solidarity with the “Women Life Freedom” movement in Iran and other intersectional struggles. Taneen roughly translates from Persian as Echoes. The group lifts up and amplifies the voices of parallel resistance movements and provides space for connection and care.
Local artists and scholars will share information, lead workshops, and present performances, film screenings, hand-on activities, and allow space for archiving information and inclusive dialogue. The Taneen Working Group welcomes all those interested, including from the Iranian Diaspora and beyond.
Gatherings are free and open to the public. Our intention is to create a sanctuary space for community empowerment, activism, healing, and learning.
The series begins on Saturday, January 28th with a discussion sparked by an image archive of the global resistance, including: graffiti; wall stencils; public banners; funerals and mourning as resistance sites; anonymous public art / performance / visual art / film / music / poetry; and documentation of the student resistance and the Iranian diaspora's solidarity. There will be opportunity to discuss different tactics that have been utilized to expand the movement.