Global Classroom Book Club

Global Classroom Book Club: The Heartbeat of Iran

August 5th, 2021 12:00 – 2:00 PM PDT |  Register here


Event description

This is a virtual program. The Zoom link and instructions on how to join the  program will be sent the day before the event.

The Center for Global Studies and the World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom is excited to feature newly published work, The Heartbeat of Iran, written by award winning journalist, Tara Kangarlou, for our summer 2021 Global Classroom Book Club. As we continue to navigate the global pandemic, it is important that we acknowledge the the political and racial divides unearthed during this time and educate ourselves about the lived experiences of peoples around the world.

The Heartbeat of Iran showcases the everyday lives of the people of Iran focusing, not on the country’s, “delicate socio-cultural, political, and religious mosaic,’ but on the people who make up this mosaic and breathe life into the country. This work follows the lives of 24 regular Iranians and “offers an unprecedented insight into how people’s shared humanity, culture, and aspirations are far greater and more powerful than any rift and divide.”

Join us as we welcome author, Tara Kangarlou, to discuss her work and engage in conversation surrounding her experience in working to bridge cultural and political divides through storytelling.

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