The Howcroft Lecture 2018
In a public lecture on Friday January 26, internationally acclaimed writer Marina Nemat will address the widespread indifference in our world and issue a ringing summons to action.
Marina Nemat is the author of the bestselling Prisoner of Teheran, and will present her perspective on the challenges faced today in Canada, in Iran and throughout the world. She will focus on the unique contribution of young people in Canada today.
Marina Nemat was arrested as a teenager in Iran and imprisoned in the notorious Evin Prison for two years. She came to Canada in 1991 and has been an active member of a variety of human rights groups since that time. Her book, Prisoner of Teheran, has been published in 28 countries.
The public lecture on January 26
is free and will take place at Marrocco Merton High School auditorium, 1515 Bloor St. West
(near the Dundas West subway station on the Bloor line) at 7:30 PM. The lecture is sponsored by Romero House for Refugees as part of its contribution to the civic life of the city.
Note: The author’s talk will include reflections and sharing of her intense experiences while imprisoned, and as such this talk may not be appropriate for young children under the age of 14.