WorldLink Youth Forum: Education Under Fire
Date and Time
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
San Diego, CA 92110
Education Under Fire is a film, co-sponsored by Amnesty International, that discusses the Iranian government's denial of the right to education to the Iranian Baha'i community. Since the 1979 revolution, young Baha'is have not been allowed to attend any of Iran's universities. In May of 2011, a number of professors and administrators were arrested for educating youth at the Baha'i Insitute for Higher Education (BIHE).
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Jose Ramos-Horta call the international community to action through a joint letter, advocating, "Freedom of education and freedom of information are integral to freedom of thought."
WorldLink invites all interested students to a free film screening of Education Under Fire, and to participate in a discussion with a group of panel experts on the universal right to education.
This event is open to students.
To RSVP, contact Debbie M. Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (619) 260-7568.
WorldLink ~ Connecting Youth to Global Affairs is a unique, year-round program that provides opportunities for youth from San Diego and Baja Mexico to meet world leaders and experts. Through WorldLink’s innovative and experiential focus on global education, students learn about issues facing us locally and internationally, and engage in thoughtful discussions about solutions in a forum where their voices are heard and valued.