Woman, Life, Freedom: The Role of Art in the Struggle for Human Rights

10 May 2023
7:00 pm
Skirball Cultural Center (Los Angeles)

How are artists, writers, and activists mobilizing and participating in the struggle for human rights and gender justice around the world? What are the regional and global ramifications of this feminist revolution? How have the words “Women, Life, Freedom” helped define a movement and inspire action and allyship? To answer these questions, and discuss the very real risks artists take when addressing them in their work, writer, filmmaker, and human rights activist Amir Soltani will moderate a conversation with Afghani women’s rights activist Crystal Bayat, award-winning visual artist Tala Madani, Iranian poet-in-exile Nesar Mohammadi, and multimedia artist and member of the Art/Culture/Action collective Nazanin Noroozi. The program will be co-presented by The Skirball Cultural Center, and will be followed by a reception. The Cultural Partner for this program is The Farhang Foundation.

Farhang Foundation is a member-supported nonreligious, nonpolitical and nonprofit foundation established in 2008 to celebrate and promote Iranian art and culture for the benefit of the community-at-large. The foundation supports a broad range of academic and cultural activities by funding academic programs, diverse cultural programs such as the celebrations of Nowruz, as well as musical performances, art exhibitions, film screenings and festivals.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) and made possible thanks to the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts.

Cultural Partners

Amir Soltani
Nazanin Noroozi
Tala Madani
​​Nesar Mohammadi
Crystal Bayat