Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: "From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Discussion” with Jacqueline Saper
Jacqueline Saper was born in Tehran in 1961 to an Iranian father and a British mother. In a Middle Eastern country where its people are predominantly Shia Muslim, her family belonged to a Jewish community that made up only about one-third of one percent of the population of 35 million at that time. Saper’s comfortable childhood and adolescence in Iran ended in 1978 as the country convulsed with uprisings and social clashes. In 1979, the Shah was exiled and Ayatollah Khomeini returned. Iran was now an Islamic theocracy. Jacqueline and her family adapted to the new restrictions, but in 1987, she left Iran for the U.S. with her husband and two children. They now live in Chicago.
Through personal stories and family photographs, Saper will discuss what life was like living in Iran before and after the revolution. She has a unique perspective on the internal and external challenges posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Date and Time
Tuesday Oct 27, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented via Zoom
Free. Advance registration is required. Click to register.