November 8, 2012    6:30-8:30pm   

Conversations, Women Making A Difference

Community Foundation Theatre
120 East Green Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Join us for our 2nd annual Fall event


Parvaneh Bahar was born in Tehran, Iran in 1928, the fourth of six children in the family of the great poet, Malek o’Shoara Bahar and his wife Soudabeh Qajar. She has lived in the Washington DC area since 1953. Parvaneh has lived all over the world and spent her adult life championing women and democracy.  

As an immigrant to the USA, knowing no English, she was determined to become well educated and independent against huge odds.  She marched behind Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the Supreme Court demanding women’s rights while at the genesis of the Women’s Political Caucus in Washington.  The women’s rights we take for granted today were not there for Parvaneh; she had to fight for them, and fight she did, just as her father had done before her. 

Parvaneh was educated at American University and Catholic University. When she retired, she was the most senior Research Librarian at the IMF.  She was also the wife of an economist and diplomat, an elegant DC hostess for the inner circle of Washington, and yet, never losing sight of the cause of freedom for which she had and still has so much passion.  She had two children of her own, raised two other children, and help support countless family members through all the troubled times between Iran and the US since as far back as the 1970’s.

She is a dynamic speaker, who still at 84 years old, continues to lend her voice to the causes of freedom, free thinking, women’s rights, and human rights.

More information about our speaker and her book is available at The Poet’s Daughter: Parvaneh Bahar

Light refreshments will be served.

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