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April 7, 2013 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Detroit Film Theater
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The Center for the Study of Citizenship is honored to bring Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Shirin Ebadi to Detroit on April 7 for a free public lecture discussing her work in support of democracy, human rights and art and justice.

The lecture is part of Global Imaginaries/Individual Realities, a lecture series the Center is sponsoring in partnership with the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Dr. Ebadi,  a former judge and founder of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, became the first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. Immediately following her lecture, Hamid Dabashi will moderate a conversation between Dr. Ebadi and Shirin Neshat, an Iranian visual artist whose work is the subject of a DIA exhibition that runs from Sunday, April 7 to Sunday, July 7, 2013. 

Organized in conjunction with the DIA's Shirin Neshat exhibition, the Global Imaginaries lectures provide a platform for artists and their communities to enter into a wider conversation about socially engaged art.

Besides Dr. Ebadi, speakers featured in the Global Imaginaries series include:

All lectures are at 7:00 p.m. in the Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium with the exception of Dr. Ebadi's lecture, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Reservations are required. Please see the Center’s website for the events and reservation urls. The website can be accessed by visiting http://clasweb.clas.wayne.edu/citizenship.

The Center would like to thank Strategic Staffing Solutions and MGM Grand Detroit for their support of the Center and Dr. Ebadi's visit.

We would also like to thank the Office of the President at Wayne State University, the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies program for their generous support.

These events, presented by Wayne State University’s Center for the Study of Citizenship, will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Detroit Film Theater, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI, 48202, with the exception of Dr. Ebadi’s lecture which will begin at 5:30 p.m on April 7. Reservations required

Vital communities—social, economic and political—require informed, active citizens. The Center for the Study of Citizenship is the premier global institution dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and promotion of citizenship. 

For more information about this event, please contact Helen Callow at 313-577-6140 or helen.callow@wayne.edu.