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(Virtual Service) From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran
November 1, 2020 @ 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Jacqueline Saper, writer, commentator, public speaker, and translator, will speak on the topic of her memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran. Jacqueline Saper was born and raised in Iran as the bicultural daughter of an Iranian father and a British mother. Her comfortable childhood and adolescence ended in 1978, as the country convulsed with civil unrest and social clashes. At 18, she witnessed the 1979 revolution. The shah was ousted, and Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile. Iran was now an Islamic theocracy. Saper witnessed the exodus of the Iranian Jewish community, as most of its members sought asylum abroad. She continued to live in the Islamic Republic for eight more years during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War.
Fluent in Farsi and English, Jacqueline Saper serves as a translator/interpreter for the National Immigrant Justice Center, working with supervising attorneys on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers. Selected by Left Brain/Right Brain productions, Saper subtitled and translated the Alex and Ali movie, which won the Frameline39 Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary. An expert on Iranian subject matter, her opinion columns and articles appear in national and international publications. She speaks on the Middle East and human rights subject and is a guest speaker on American television and radio shows. Saper earned the designation of CPA (Certified Public Accountant) from the Board of Examiners of the University of Illinois.
After services, from 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM, we will open Zoom for informal general discussion, as well as an opportunity to join a conversation group with Jacqueline Saper.
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