“From Miniskirt to Hijab:
The Story of a Girl Living in Revolutionary Iran“
Presentation by Jacqueline Saper
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Reception 6:30 pm
Lecture 7:00 pm
Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL
Admission: $10. Payable at the door. MC/Visa/Cash. EHC Members are Free!
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Jacqueline Saper, named after Jacqueline Kennedy, was born in Tehran to Iranian and British parents. At eighteen she witnessed the civil unrest of the 1979 Iranian revolution and continued to live in the Islamic Republic during its most volatile times, including the Iran-Iraq War. In her recently published memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab, Saper recounts her privileged childhood in prerevolutionary Iran and how she gradually became aware of the paradoxes in her life and community—primarily the disparate religions and cultures. Saper will discuss her experiences and offer insight into the global fight for women’s rights. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of From Miniskirt to Hijab will be available for sale at the event.