Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Honoring Nasrin Soutoudeh: An Outsider Special

  Our team hereby presents the following throughout all our platforms to give voice to two leading human rights activists in the World:

Nasrin Sotoudeh will turn 58 on May 30th, in Qarchak prison. Join us to honor Nasrin's birthday and her global impact as an advocate for human rights. 

May 27, 1 pm EDT

Amnesty International USA, PEN America, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and the filmmakers of NASRIN film have come together to present a special virtual event to present personal writings from at-risk female human rights activists from around the world. The event is FREE and you are invited to attend. 

Introduction by Amnesty International USA Executive Director Paul O’Brien. Moderated by journalist Sarah Chayes.

Young activists will read excerpts of writing by women who have been imprisoned for their work, including attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, Ugandan poet Stella Nyanzi, Vietnamese writer Pham Doan Trang, Belarusian philosopher Olga Shparaga, and Chinese poet Zhang Wenfang. 

PEN America's Karin Karlekar, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights' Karen Robinson, and author of “Zahra’s Paradise”, Amir Soltani, will conclude the reading with a brief discussion and a call to action. 

The selected works of Sotoudeh, Al-Hathloul, Nyanzi, Trang, Shparaga and Zhang each represent the importance of speaking for human rights and women's rights. 
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Tag @penamerica, @Nasrinfilm, @RFKHumanRights, @amnestyusa, and use the hashtags #FreeNasrin #FreeLoujain #FreeNasrinandLoujain to share these women’s stories.
NASRIN film is available for viewing worldwide

If you have any questions or would like to set up your own discussion event with us, contact us:


Jeff and Marcia and the NASRIN film team

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